Radish 'French Breakfast 3' Seeds | Raphanus Sativus | By Mr Fothergills

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Radish 'French Breakfast 3' Seeds | Raphanus Sativus | By Mr Fothergills
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Radish 'French Breakfast 3' Seeds | Raphanus Sativus | By Mr Fothergills

Radish "French Breakfast 3" Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

A popular old variety that has stood the test of time, our raphanus sativus Radish "French Breakfast 3" seeds produce reliable crops of tankard-shaped red-skinned radishes with a white tip. These radishes have a strong, crisp flavour that's guaranteed to spice up your summer salads. Possibly the fastest and easiest vegetable to grow, you can sow continuously for tasty roots throughout the summer.

Variety Information

No. Seeds Per Pack 1,000
Sow Indoors February - September
Sow Outdoors February - September
Location Full Sun, Partial Shade
Harvest Time April - October
Hardiness Hardy Annual


Salad Favourite
Strong Crisp Flavour
Quick & Easy To Grow
Continuous Harvest
Optional Extras
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
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Radishes are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: this species is hardy and well-suited to the UK's climate.
  • Planting In Pots: suitable for growing in pots 10-15cm (4-6in) deep or larger.
  • Position: place in full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil Types: sow in well-drained, fertile soil.

Germination Requirements: ideally sow outdoors, in spring sow 4-6 weeks before average date of last frost.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow seeds 1.5-2.5cm (1/2-1in) deep 2.5cm (1in) apart.

Planting Distance (Ground): sow seeds 1.5-2.5cm (1/2-1in) deep 2.5cm (1in) apart, in rows 30cm (12in) apart.

Soil Preparation: mix in sand if your soil is clay-like, add in some compost or fertilizer, and till the site to remove rocks or dirt clods.

Thinning: thin seedlings to 5cm (2in) apart when they are a week old.

Pest Control: watch out for cabbage root maggots and remove any eggs; you can use "cabbage collars" or sticky traps for protection.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, but ensure soil does not get too waterlogged.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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