Radish microgreens are one of the most popular microgreens to grow and there are many reasons for that.
- Super easy to grow
- Big flavor for a small green
- Many colors to choose from
- So many uses (Salads, garnish, soups, sandwiches etc…)
My Recent Radish Microgreens Test
With so many radish microgreen varieties to choose from I recently ran a detailed test where I grew 7 different varieties to compare. Here is a video I made showing the results. All of the microgreens in this experiment were harvested a little early, yields would be much higher if grown for an extra day or two.
Judging Radish Microgreens
When harvesting these radish microgreens there were essentially 4 categories I was focused on.
- Cost of seed
- Color of the leaves and stems
- Yield per tray
Red Rambo Radish Microgreens
All the purple microgreens under performed in yield per tray as compared to the pink stemmed radish microgreens. The Vulcano Radish had the best yield out of the radish microgreens, however the extra cost just didn’t seem to be worth it as compared to the Red Rambo which is my choice for a purple radish microgreen. The flavor of the Red Rambo was not quite as powerful as the Sango however without a side by side comparision I’m not sure anyone would know the difference. Here is the score breakdown for the Rambo radish microgreens.
- Cost: 8
- Color: 10
- Yield: 6
- Flavor: 7
Red Arrow Radish Microgreens
These radish microgreens have a decent pink/reddish stem color. The Red Arrow radish microgreens are extremely inexpensive seeds, easy to grow and produce a large yield quickly. These microgreens pack a nice spicy radish punch sure to add flavor to any dish! China Rose microgreens are a very close second to the Red Arrow Radish. Lets take a look at how this microgreen scored.
- Cost: 10
- Color: 8
- Yield: 8
- Flavor: 9
Triton Purple Radish Microgreens
The Triton Purple radish microgreen had an incredible yield per tray performing better than most. These microgreens are fairly unique for having a pretty purple stem and green leaves. As a very inexpensive seed these radish microgreens are comparable to the much more expensive Hong Vit radish. While the flavor is not terribly powerful these microgreens have a nice amount of substance to them with a thick crunchy stem. How did these microgreens score?
- Cost: 10
- Color: 8
- Yield: 10
- Flavor: 8
All of the tested radish microgreens are a good choice for a grower or a consumer. This test was done to show the small differences, helping you decide which of the many radish microgreens you may want to grow. If you found this post useful please let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me at BrabantFarms@gmail.com.