Radish China Rose (Raphanus sativus)

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It is as beautiful as its name. The Radish China Rose with its pink stem brings not only amazing color to a dish but adds a little perk to it as well. With a hot radish but sweet flavor, you can replace your chili sauce for a healthy green version.

What Are Radish China Rose Microgreens?

They are jam-packed with vitamins and very easy to grow. These spicy yet sweet microgreens have green leaves with a beautiful pink stem. They give a wonderful and intense flavor to salads and can even serve as an alternative to chili sauce for your burgers!

Growing period8-12 days
FlavorSpicy, peppery with a hint of sweetness
Growing difficultyEasy


The Radish China Rose origins as the name imply from China, but as well Japan and the western parts of Asia. It is one of the oldest types of radish. It was introduced to Europe back in 1850 by Jesuit missionaries. Since then it has been enjoyed as a spicy vegetable bringing a strong taste to many dishes.

The microgreen is a mini version of the full-grown veggie when it comes to taste. Even though it is a small plant that is harvested after only 8 days, it provides the same intense flavor. 

General Nutrition & Benefits

The China Rose Radish is filled with nutrition. The list of vitamins it includes are A, B, C, E, & K. It also contains folic acid, niacin, potassium, iron, phosphorus, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, zinc, carotenes. 

All these contribute to prevention or treatment for health issues like support for digestion, improvement of the immune system and promotes healthy skin.

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How to Grow China Rose Radish Microgreens

These microgreens are very easy and one of the fastest to grow.

Growing timeline (estimated)
Presoak4-6 hours
Preferred mediumSoil
Avg. seed weight (10/20 tray)Coco Coir, Soil or Hydroponic Mat
Germination period (blackout)Day 1-4
Growth time (sunlight)Day 5-7
HarvestDay 8-12

They can be harvested as early as after a week. That is if you have exposed them to light already on day 4-5. When they are left to grow larger, they get leafier and then they get less crunchy. You can taste them and decide when you think they are perfect for you.

To make them grow even, you can put some weight on top of a cover tray for 3 days.

You should always cut them all and then if you cannot eat them all at once, they can be kept in the refrigerator. Just place them in a ziplock bag or container and you prolong the usage for a week.

Culinary guiding

Radish greens can be used in a variety of dishes, including raw in blended drinks or salads. They are an excellent addition to salads to give some boost of flavor or on top of your toast. Add some avocado and top it with some of these greens.  

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