Organic China Rose Radish Seed - How to Grow China Rose Radish Sprouts
China Rose Radish sprouts are delicious and spicy with a hot radish flavour. Aconbury organic china rose radish seeds are also known a pink radish. Slightly hotter than the Sango Radish but just as pretty they are perfect for using to top a salad or garnish any dish. Radish sprouts have 29 times more vitamin C than milk and 4 times more Vitamin A.
Place about 20g of seed in a glass jar, fill with water and leave to soak for about 12 hours. Don’t allow the seeds to float. After soaking, fix some muslin over the mouth of the jar with a rubber band and drain off the water. Rinse with fresh water and drain off the water immediately.
Leave in the draining position at room temperature.
Daily, 2-3 times a day, fill the jar with fresh water and drain off immediately.
Keep in a light place to green the sprouts.
After a few days you will have up to 100 g of sprouts.
Rinse, eat and enjoy.
If you have a sprouter to sprout your seeds in please follow the instructions enclosed with your sprouter.
To grow your China Rose Radish in a punnet/tray please follow instruction below
China Rose Radish is Superb to liven up fresh sandwiches, salads, for filling fajitas, wraps for sprinkling on soups and casseroles.
You can use your China Rose Radish Sprouts in recipes below::
Prawn sesame toast and seared king prawns
Alan Coxon's Salmon Serviche with crisp fresh sprouts
Alan Coxon's Javanese Style Chicken with crisp Aconbury Sprout salad
Growing Organic China Rose Radish greens in a punnet/tray
How to grow punnet (10x10cm) of China Rose Radish microgreens:
Fill your punnet/tray approximately half full of compost. You can place muslin on top of the compost which makes it easier to harvest but is not neceserry.
Sprinkle about 20g of seed on top of the compost/muslin and spread evenly.
Water daily, using a can with a rose.
Keep covered at room temperature for 3 days, watering once/twice a day keeping the compost moist, as it is important to keep the seeds moist during germination, but do not over water.
After 3 days uncover your greens and continue to grow in a light place.
You can slow or speed the growth of the greens by manipulating the temperature. Fresh air and sunshine is what it likes best, but for most of the year in the UK you will need to keep it indoors on or near a windowsill. In hot weather it is better to protect the plants from direct sunshine.
After 7-12 days, the microgreens will have formed the first pair of leaves and be ready to use.
To harvest cut a small bundle of the greens with a sharp knife or scissors above compost surface. If you've used a muslin you can pull out your greens.
Rinse well before use, sprinkle on salads or use in sandwiches and enjoy.