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Botanical name: Raphanus sativus 'Mantanghong'
Other names: Winter radish 'Mantanghong'
Variety or cultivar: 'Mantanghong' _ 'Mantanghong' is a winter vegetable grown for its crisp, edible root. It has white skin and sweet red flesh with a slightly nutty taste.
Raphanus sativus 'Mantanghong' is: Deciduous
Foliage: Green in Spring; Green in Summer
Habit: Clump-forming, Irregular
Specific pests: Birds , Cabbage caterpillars , Cabbage gall weevil , Cabbage root fly , Cabbage stem flea beetle , Cabbage whitefly , Chafer grubs in lawns , Cutworms , Diamond-back moth , Flea beetles , Mealy cabbage aphid , Slugs , Snails , Swede midge
Pruning: With summer varieties little or no thinning is required. Thin other varieties out until the seedlings to 3-5cm (1-2in) apart. Harvest as soon as the roots reach reasonable size, if left too long they will become hot and woody.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Raphanus sativus 'Mantanghong' (Winter radish 'Mantanghong') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.
Suggested uses: Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks
Cultivation: Radishes grow well in most soils but prefer rich, moist, free draining soils. Sow at regular intervats from early spring to early summer into well cultivated soil. Sow very thinly 1cm (½in) deep in drills 15cm (6in) apart.
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|Soil types:||Clay, Loamy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Alkaline, Neutral|
|Hardiness:||Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)|
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