Radish was obtained by the specialists of the Nunhems BV company from the Netherlands at the very end of the XX century. Already in 2001, it was approved for use on the territory of Russia and included in the State Register throughout the territory of our country. Due to its attractive characteristics, Sora radish is actively used not only by owners of private plots and summer residents, but also by small farmers.
The rosette of leaves is relatively compact, with the leaves growing exceptionally straight. The shape of the leaves is wide, ovoid, the color is gray-green. They have medium pubescence.
Sora radish root crops have a rounded shape, the pulp is juicy, not translucent. The color is bright scarlet.
Radish is not particularly large in size, on average, the weight of one root crop is 15-20 grams, but it can reach up to 25-30 grams.
Root vegetables have a good, slightly tangy taste, very good in a variety of vegetable salads and for decorating main courses. The Sora radish hybrid belongs to early ripening, from the appearance of the first shoots to the ripening of full-fledged fruits, it takes 23-25 days. After 20 - 25 days, you can already selectively harvest, but if you want to get root crops of larger sizes, the radish can be left to ripen for up to 30-40 days. The peculiarity of this hybrid is that even old and overgrown roots will remain tender and juicy. There are almost never voids in them , for which this hybrid is appreciated by many gardeners who have tried it. Sora radishes also store well, especially in cool rooms, and can be easily transported over relatively long distances. Sora radish is loved by many for its amazing unpretentiousness and resistance to various unfavorable factors: it also tolerates significant drops in temperature, up to frost and extreme heat, with the same resistance. He is able to endure some shading, although this cannot but affect the yield. Still, radish is a very light-loving culture.
It is resistant to many diseases, in particular, to downy mildew and mucous bacteriosis. If you purchased Sora radish seeds in a professional package, then they do not require any additional processing, since they are already fully prepared for planting. For other seeds, it is desirable to distribute them by size so that germination is as friendly as possible. It will not be superfluous to also hold the radish seeds for half an hour in hot water at a temperature of about + 50 ° C. This is the easiest way to disinfect many diseases. The main advantage of the Sora radish hybrid is its resistance to the formation of flower arrows, even in hot weather and in conditions of long daylight hours. It is for this reason that this radish can be grown as a conveyor belt from spring to autumn without stopping. For sowing radish seeds in open ground, it is necessary that the average daily temperatures are positive. This happens at different times in different regions. For the middle lane, the most optimal time comes, as a rule, at the beginning of April. To protect against possible frosts, and subsequently from cruciferous flea beetles, the crops of radish are covered with a thin non-woven material, such as spunbond or lutrasil. On hot days during summer sowing, the most important thing is to monitor uniform and constant soil moisture, otherwise you may not see radish sprouts at all.
It is necessary to plant Sora radish to a depth of about 1 cm, but not more than 2 cm, otherwise it may either not grow at all, or the shape of the root crops will be greatly distorted.
Fertilizing the soil before sowing radishes is not recommended - it is better to do this before planting the previous crop. By the way, radishes can be grown almost after any vegetables, except for representatives of the cabbage family.
When planting radishes, the following schemes are most often used:
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