Radish "Sora f1" refers to early ripening varieties, fully ripening in 20−22 days. This large-fruited and all-season radish variety tolerates low temperature conditions and has proven itself when grown in film greenhouses in the early spring or autumn.
Varietal characteristic and description
The root crops of the radish of the variety "Sora" in diameter reach 4−5 cm and have a dark red surface. The average weight of a fully matured commodity root crop is 30–37 g. A feature of the variety is the absence of a tendency to form voids.
The pulp is juicy and tender enough. The variety belongs to the category of high-yielding and is characterized by a long preservation of its presentation, resistance to high temperature conditions, excellent marketability and low risk of disease. Taste qualities of root crops are very good. Tops are small and compact enough. The total yield of marketable root crops is about 175 kg / ha.
Timing and landing scheme
For sowing and growing radishes of the Sora variety, it is recommended to allocate a site that is freed from snow as early as possible. The site should be represented by light and highly fertile soil. Practically any vegetable crops not belonging to the Cruciferous family can be the best crops-predecessors of the Sora radish.
Before sowing, the main fertilizers are applied to the soil at the site, and if necessary, preliminary liming of the soil is carried out in order to reduce acidity. The soil cannot be fertilized with fresh manure. Radish of this variety is recommended to be sown in several periods, with an interval between planting in two weeks. Seed should be sown in an ordinary way with row spacing of at least 10−12 cm. The standard distance between radish seeds should be 2–3 cm with a sowing depth of 1–1.5 cm.
Radish "Sora f1": cultivation and care
It is very important to remember that radishes do not accept long-term cultivation on the same site. It is required to carry out the alternation of vegetable crops in the infield. It is also unacceptable to use ridges for growing radishes after such predecessors as radish, any kinds of cabbage or turnips.
Almost immediately after the emergence of mass seedlings of a vegetable crop, it is necessary to carry out regular loosening of the soil and maintain it in an optimum wet state. In order to obtain the earliest and highest-quality harvest, the Sora radish can also be grown on ridges of sheltered, greenhouse soil.
Harvesting and storage
In order to obtain the largest and most root-bearing root crops, it is allowed to extend the period of growing and harvesting without the risk of hollow formation. Rearrangement of already formed root crops in the root is not accompanied by the formation of voids.
A variety of radish popular in our country called "Sora" is able to maintain its excellent commercial qualities for a very long time. Even if the radish of this variety is picked and already washed, root crops very well tolerate transportation over long distances. It is necessary to avoid preserving the crop in warm rooms where root crops can lose a significant amount of juiciness., which worsens their commercial quality.
Due to the presence of high indices of resistance to high temperature conditions, this variety is not prone to shooting during cultivation throughout the summer period.
Reviews of vegetable growers
A well-known radish variety "Sora" from the Dutch breeders and producer Nunhems enjoys well-deserved attention in our country. This precocious variety has proven itself in the Russian market; it is popular among beginners and experienced domestic gardeners.
The variety is characterized by a small and compact tops, which makes it possible to place the largest possible number of plants of this vegetable crop per unit area. In the conditions of home gardening, according to gardeners, such a radish has proved itself only positively.
Root crops have a deep dark red color, are characterized by uniformity of size and attractive round shape. The average root diameter does not exceed 4.2–4.5 cm, and the marketable mass can reach 23–25 g. The vegetable crop has a thin and short root. The taste of radish is very good. The variety is characterized by excellent quality of snow-white pulp.
How and when to plant radish
The early and demanded variety "Sora" has fully proved its resistance to mucosal bacteriosis and downy mildew, which are most often found on radish crops of many other varieties. Radish is adapted to long daylight hours and does not reduce the quality indicators of vegetable products.