At approximately 1.4 weeks, these have been left in the fridge for about 3 or 4 days the stems seem to go more red when kept in the dark i.e. the fridge after the greening process . Click to hide.
The seeds are a lighter colour, and as you can see by the pictures can be grown to full term giving you a red/purple coloured carrot shape. Click to hide.
Here they are grown in Vermiculite and Coco fibre, I now just use the Vermiculite, inside 1 of our punnets 6 of which fit in this green tray, this is a very modular system as you can see 3 punnets are almost ready for harvest while the other 3 are still germinating. Click to hide.
Here they are grown as a Microgreen in Vermiculite and Coco fibre, I now just use the Vermiculite, inside 1 of our 470x170mm sprout trays. Personally I do them in the colander and primarily do the Daikon as the Microgreen. Click to hide.
Here we have a mix of Radish Daikon, Radish Red Arrow and Fenugreek, firstly grown into small colanders and then finally added to 1 of our larger colanders for greening, de-husking and storage in the fridge. Click to hide.
A very versatile seed can be grown and eaten at various stages as seen in the picture. Click to hide.
Radish Red Arrow
$8.87 – $16.76
Radish Red Arrow is a very versatile seed can be grown and eaten at various stages as seen in the pictures.
Loose Sprouting Kits
Radish – Red Arrow sprouts, (Mex) 98% Germ. like Mustard, Cress and Broccoli is a member of the Cruciferous/Brassica family which are renowned for their high content of antioxidants.
This variety is similar to French breakfast in health properties, but what makes it a little different is that the stems are a bright pink colour this starts to show up after about 4 days and provides a lovely colour texture to a mix sprout salad, the sprout is that its prime after about 6 or 7 days but will hold the bright pink colour for quite a long time e.g. up to 2 weeks I use this one in the colander mix.
Radish can be grown as a vertical sprout ie a Micro-Green in shallow trays we have use coconut fibre and/or vermiculite with Probiotic nutrients, or as a loose sprout.
When growing them as loose sprouts my preferred method is to mix them e.g. 40ml Alfalfa or 40ml Red Clover, 40ml Daikon Radish, 40ml Red Arrow Radish. This gives you two full colanders of yummy tangy sprouts.
Radish sprouts are very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin A, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Manganese.
Research Abstract:- RADISH SPROUTS VERSUS BROCCOLI SPROUTS: A COMPARISON OF ANTI-CANCER POTENTIAL
In July 2006, Channel 9 gave a news coverage entitled _ Natural Wonder Weapons in Fight against Cancer_ with research done in Queensland by a Department of Primary Industries physiologist, who found that the phytochemical in radish sprouts, literally, can flush out cancer-causing elements. It was found that radish sprouts were 4 – 5 times more potent than broccoli sprouts, which were previously found in research to have this same action. All of the brassica vegetables, like cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, Brussels sprouts, mustard, rocket, turnip, horseradish, kale and wasabi, contain plant chemicals that convert to isothiocyanates when we chew them. Research has shown that, as sprouts, they have more cancer blocking potential than the same plants as mature vegetables. This is because of the differences in their content of beneficial phytochemicals. When we eat radishes … as radish sprouts, research findings have found them to be 50 times more powerful than when eaten as a fully-grown radishes. This research, indicated, we need to eat one cup of fresh radish sprouts a week to literally flush out cancer-causing elements and neutralise any carcinogens eaten or inhaled from environmental toxins, including cigarette smoke.
“Radish sprouts and broccoli sprouts have been implicated in having a potential chemoprotective effect against certain types of cancer. Each contains a glucosinolate that can be broken down to an isothiocyanate capable of inducing chemoprotective factors known as phase 2 enzymes. In the case of broccoli, the glucosinolate, glucoraphanin, is converted to an isothiocyanate, sulforaphane, while in radish a similar glucosinolate, glucoraphenin, is broken down to form the isothiocyanate, sulforaphene. When sprouts are consumed fresh (uncooked), however, the principal degradation product of broccoli is not the isothiocyanate sulforaphane, but a nitrile, a compound with little anti-cancer potential. By contrast, radish sprouts produce largely the anti-cancer isothiocyanate, sulforaphene. The reason for this difference is likely to be due to the presence in broccoli (and absence in radish) of the enzyme cofactor, epithiospecifier protein (ESP). In vitro induction of the phase 2 enzyme, quinone reductase (QR), was significantly greater for radish sprouts than broccoli sprouts when extracts were self-hydrolysed. By contrast, boiled radish sprout extracts (deactivating ESP) to which myrosinase was subsequently added, induced similar QR activity to broccoli sprouts.”
“The implication is that radish sprouts have potentially greater chemoprotective action against carcinogens than broccoli sprouts when hydrolysed under conditions similar to that during human consumption.”
How to Grow: Radishes can be planted anywhere from 2 – 8 weeks before last frost depending on variety. Plant seed 1/2″ deep and 1/2″ apart. Rows should be 12″ apart. Thin seedlings to 1″ – 1 1/2″ apart.
Keep the soil moist but not soggy until the seed germinates. After germination, keep the soil moist to prevent the Radishes from becoming pithy or hot. Successive crops can be planted every 2 – 3 weeks throughout the growing season.
Harvesting: Radishes may be harvested any time after the tuber has developed. Harvest when young to avoid hotness.
Red Arrow is very similar to French breakfast, but is often harvested at an early stage, having “a crisp texture and a mild to delicately sweet flavour served uncooked, but not trimmed on the top ie with the leaves.
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Seeds for Sprouting Loose sprouts:- ie grown in our sprouting colanders or jars, you eat the leaf, stem & root Select Seed Name:- Alfalfa, Broccoli, Broccoli Organic, Fenugreek, Radish Daikon, Radish Red Arrow, Lentils Red, ChickPea,
Seeds for Microgreens & Herb Leaf :- ie grown in a tray, you eat the leaf & stem Select Seed Name:- Snow Pea, Field Pea , Massey Gem Pea , Radish Daikon , Radish Red Arrow , Silverbeet Ruby Red , Rocket Arugula , Coriander , Kale Red, Basil Genovese
Sprouting Info. & Videos
A short video showing the Colander Small Sprouting process. It shows the basic colander also the use of extra colanders with 6 large slots. Click to hide
A short video on how to clean your colander, we provide a small tool with our Sprout kits that fits the shape of the grill insert which chops the top of any sprouts caught in the grill making cleaning that much more simple. Click to hide
Basic sprouting kit consisting of 2 sprouting colanders with covers along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients. Ideal for the beginner who does not do huge quantities e.g. if you just want to do Broccoli, when 1 of the colanders is almost full you can start eating and or store in the fridge and then start the other one so you have a consistent supply. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Sprouting kit 2 small sprouting colanders with covers plus one large 4L colander with cover along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients. Ideal for those people that eat a lot of sprouts as you can wait until the 2 small ones are full or three quarters full and then add them to the large one which you store in the fridge, after a few more days of cleaning and rinsing, and then start the process again in the small ones while eating from the large one, again so you have a constant supply. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Sprouting kit 1 large colander with cover + a mesh Sprout bag for the early stage of sprouting (instead of the small colanders) +250 ml of bio-activated nutrients for sprouting with seed selection. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
330x245mm Tray Kits
Basic kit 01 (Microgreen Rect. Tray 330x245mm) which gives you everything you need to get started except for the seeds. You get one tray plus a grill insert, 3 L of Vermiculite growing medium(crushed rock that has been heated to give it a popcorn like effect, good for holding air and water). 250 ml of bio activated organic fertiliser, 1 foldout insect trap, 1 Perspex tool for flattening the growing medium and pressing the seeds into it plus the option of a cover.. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
470x170mm Tray Kits
Basic kit which gives you everything you need to get started except for the seeds. Using 2 different colour tray options to support up to 6 punnets with or without covers. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.