Radish, Rat-Tailed

Raphanus sativus
$2.99 to $29.25
SKU: 0654
  • Grown for the edible seed pods, not for the roots
  • Crisp, pungent seed pods grow to 6 inches
  • Immature pods have best flavor
  • Eaten raw, pickled, or chopped in salads
  • Spring radish
  • 50 days
  • ±1,800 seeds/oz
$2.99 to $29.25

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Radish, Rat-Tailed Description

Native to South Asia. Grown for the crisp, pungent, edible seedpods (up to 6 inches long) and not for the roots. Pods should be gathered before fully mature and eaten raw, pickled, or chopped in salads. 50 days. ±1,800 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

You can sow these seeds directly into the soil 1-2 weeks after your last frost date. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.

These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden and thinned to 1-2 inches as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/8-1/4 in. deep.

Keep the soil around these plants moist until the seed has germinated and weed free throughout the growing season. Mulching the soil around the plants will help keep the roots cool.

This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.