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Maturity Signs and Harvesting of Radish

  • Maturity Sings of Radish:

    1. European type is ready for harvesting within 30 days from sowing and Asiatic type within 45 to 60 days from sowing. 
    2. At this stage roots are mild, tender and crisp and usually of the proper marketable size. 
    3. Roots must be harvested before they become pithy, bitter and fibrous.

    Harvesting of Radish:

    In India, harvesting is done manually. A light irrigation may be given before harvesting to facilitate lifting of roots. The roots are washed, graded and tied in bunches. In advanced countries, commercial radish growers use a single row harvester that pulls the plants from the soil.

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