Rat Tail (Purple) Radish
- From The Collection for 2022
- Grown for the edible seed pods, not for the roots
- Best when picked at 6 inches or less in length
- Mildly pungent flavor
- Fall/winter and spring radish
- 45 days to first pods
The edible pods of this variety add zest (and color!) to stir fries and salads and can also be eaten raw or pickled. Plants produce striking, long, moderately pungent purple pods that are best harvested when less than 6" long but remain tender even when larger. Lovely white flowers have violet veins and a violet tinge at petal margins. Plants do not form roots, and pods have some variation in pod color, with green or purple-green sometimes manifesting. 45 days to first pods from sowing. Organic.
Learn to Grow Rat Tail (Purple) Radish
Direct Seed: 1" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Rows Apart: 12"
Thin: 2-3" Apart
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Plant in full sun. Successive plantings can be made every 3-4 weeks throughout summer and fall to provide a continual harvest.