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Raphanus sativus 'Palla Rossa Bella' (Radicchio 'Palla Rossa Bella')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Raphanus sativus 'Palla Rossa Bella'

Other names

Radicchio 'Palla Rossa Bella'

Genus

Raphanus Raphanus

Variety or Cultivar

'Palla Rossa Bella' _ 'Palla Rossa Bella' is a summer vegetable grown for its crisp, edible leaves and firm red hearts with white veins that become redder as day length shortens. It becomes more peppery the longer you leave it in the ground.


Raphanus sativus 'Palla Rossa Bella' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

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 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

Black rot , Clubroot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Leaf spot , White blister Black rot , Clubroot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Leaf spot , White blister

General care

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.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Raphanus sativus 'Palla Rossa Bella' (Radicchio 'Palla Rossa Bella') 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.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Raphanus sativus 'Palla Rossa Bella'

Other names

Radicchio 'Palla Rossa Bella'

Genus

Raphanus Raphanus

Variety or Cultivar

'Palla Rossa Bella' _ 'Palla Rossa Bella' is a summer vegetable grown for its crisp, edible leaves and firm red hearts with white veins that become redder as day length shortens. It becomes more peppery the longer you leave it in the ground.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

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

Specific diseases

Black rot , Clubroot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Leaf spot , White blister

General care

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.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Raphanus sativus 'Palla Rossa Bella' (Radicchio 'Palla Rossa Bella') 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.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Raphanus sativus 'Palla Rossa Bella' (Radicchio 'Palla Rossa Bella')

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci non-European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Non-European populations of Bemisia tabaci pose an additional risk to European populations due to the potential for introducing non-European viruses.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Raphanus sativus 'Palla Rossa Bella' (Radicchio 'Palla Rossa Bella')

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

The UK has a protected zone in place for this pest which helps to mitigate the risk of entry and establishment. An EFSA opinion is currently being discussed at the EU Annexes Working Group which recommends further strengthening of the regulation.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Raphanus sativus 'Palla Rossa Bella' (Radicchio 'Palla Rossa Bella')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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