Rat-Tailed Radish

Raphanus sativus | SKU: 0654
2 Reviews
$3.25 to $29.25
  • 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

$3.25 to $29.25

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Item Details

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 Rat-Tailed 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.

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Great radish alternative


This is the second season I have grown these in Piedmont NC. The first time they did okay, but were in too much shade. This time they have some more sun, and are producing quite well. They are much taller than I anticipated, at least 3-4 feet and still growing, so I think I will stake them next time and space them a bit more.

The pods taste pretty much like a traditional radish root with a bit of a crunch.

These are great for gardens that do not support root vegetables very well (like mine, due to heavy soil).

A radish for summer


Great in the summer when the usual radishes bolt. These rat-tail radishes make feisty addition to salads, and give a wasabi-like kick to coleslaw.