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Radish is one of the earliest vitamin vegetables. It ripens very quickly, is extremely unpretentious, and at the same time high-yielding.
Sachs radish has a rounded red root crop with a flat head, weight within 11 grams. The pulp of this radish variety is tender and juicy white.
The Sachs radish has a weak taste, excellent taste. Sachs is one of the most common early greenhouse radish varieties.
What is not an ideal vegetable? In particular, the Saksa radish is also like that. Not only experienced gardeners, and those who are just starting this path, manage to grow a good harvest.
Characteristics and description of the variety
Its roots are small, spherical, small in size and weight. Color - bright red with a raspberry tint. The shape is round, the flesh is milky white, has a dense structure.
The Saks variety is distinguished by its simultaneous ripening and a very neat rosette with small foliage.
- Sowing time.
Variety "Saksa" refers to the middle - early. It matures very quickly. And this makes the main part of gardeners love.
- Average weight of one radish.
It is approximately equal to 10-20 grams. According to other sources, 5-10 grams.
- What is the yield?
The yield of the variety is 4 kg per square meter. This is a fairly high figure. Other sources say that this figure is only 1 kg per square meter. According to third sources, varieties on average can give about 3.6 kg per square meter.
Perhaps different indicators are associated with different regions and, as a result, different weather conditions that exist in them.
- Where to grow?
The variety is intended for cultivation in greenhouses, as well as outdoors. But there are also known cases of growing at home, in containers or boxes.
- Ripening period.
After about a month, you can taste the first radish.
- What types of soil does he prefer.
Prefers light, fertile soils. Ideally, only those that came out from under the snow. Therefore, the ground must be sufficiently moist. That is, a prerequisite is to monitor watering. If this is not done, the radish will grow too, but it will not taste at all.
You can plant radishes in those beds where any vegetable crops grew, except cruciferous ones.
Before sowing, it is recommended to apply fertilizer. One of the options is “Aelita - Vegetable”. It contains many trace elements that provide essential nutrition during the growing season.
Otherwise, the variety is not picky about soils. Other sources say that this radish prefers to be grown on loose, sandy and loamy soils.
- Keeping the harvest.
The crop is notable for good keeping quality. If you believe the packaging, you can store and sell for up to 2 years.
- Breeding history.
The Saksa variety was obtained at the All-Russian Research Institute of Breeding and Seed Production of Vegetable Crops by the method of mass selection from a sample originating from another country. The variety was released in 1949. The modern type of the variety - Saksa RS, was included in the State Register of Varieties in 2007.
- Differences from other varieties.
"Saksa" is distinguished by a slightly raised rosette of stems with leaves.
It also tastes great. It is soft, very juicy, with a somewhat unusual aftertaste.
You will see in the photo the radish of the considered variety:
Advantages and disadvantages
Advantages of the variety:
- Very productive.
- It can be grown all year round.
- The vegetable is very juicy and generally really tasty.
- Keeping quality up to 2 years.
- It matures very quickly.
- The tops are extremely small.
- Intended for sowing in early spring. Accordingly, the gardener will get the harvest very early.
- In most cases, the price of seeds is very low.
- The seeds meet the requirements of GOST and are absolutely safe for human and animal health. Does not contain GMOs.
disadvantages: He's only one. Radish, and especially this variety, must be watered frequently. Roughly speaking, the ground should always be moist. It takes a little time to do this. But experienced gardeners have very little of it.
What is it used for and where?
It is used mainly fresh and for salads. Radishes in general and this variety in particular contain a large amount of vitamins.
Features of the
The variety can be planted both in sunny places and in the partial shade zone. The recommended planting scheme of the variety: 5 by 10 cm. The highest demands are made by radishes not so much for moisture as for illumination.
Best of all, the harvest is formed with a daylight hours of 10-12 hours. Otherwise, radishes tend to shoot and put little effort into the formation of fruits. But there are reviews that this particular variety forms fruit well even with a long daylight hours.
When choosing a site for planting, you need to take into account that radish is an incredibly sun-loving plant... The first landing can be done in late March - early April (it all depends on the region and weather conditions). Then you can plant in July - early August. Seeds should be sown shallow. To a depth of 1 cm or one and a half cm. The distance between the beds should be at least 12 cm. The optimum temperature for planting is 18-20 degrees. Of course, with a plus sign.
Taking care of this type of radish is an easy and very easy task. All that is needed is to water and feed the plant in a timely manner. If the plantings are thickened, they need to be ordered. Leave at least 5-6 cm between them.
The first crop can be harvested, as already mentioned, 23-28 days after the first shoots appear.
Diseases and pests
Radish of this variety is not prone to flowering, it tolerates drought well. Thanks to this, you can harvest the entire spring and summer period. Also this the variety is relatively resistant to powdery mildew... Also resistant to sagging. All other diseases, as well as pests, can infect the "saxa".
The following varieties are similar to "Saksa":
- French breakfast.
All of them are from a series of early radish varieties.
Experienced gardeners are advised to choose early varieties of seeds on the market. This applies not only to radishes, but also to all vegetables. Why? The weather in Russia, at least in the middle zone, is very unpredictable. And the early variety has a better chance of giving up its entire crop.
Much also depends on the region. But the timing may be adjusted for a couple of days. Radish will grow anyway, even with minimal maintenance... You can find out more about varieties suitable for growing in Central Russia and the Moscow region here, and read about what types of this vegetable will grow in Siberia here.
We offer you to watch a video about the Sachs radish variety: