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Rat's Tail Radish
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Rat's Tail Radish (200-500 seeds) (RD126) $2.50

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Rat's Tail Radish

         
 
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The amazing edible-podded radish, this variety produces loads of tender, large seed pods that add a delicious flavor to salads and stir-fries, also superb pickled. We have collected seed in Thailand for this old Asian heirloom that was grown in US gardens in the 1860s. A real gourmet treat.
 
Rat's Tail Radish
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 24
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Veronica
Location:
watertown, TN, United States
Date:
June 22, 2016
          5.0
 
Love
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Love these!!

What are the cons? None

Review:

Love these!! Prefer over root radishes. Very prolific - needs support due to the height & heaviness of the plants from so many pods. I use a short fence row & let them hang over for support. Pick when small & tender (daily) if left on the plant too long they will get tough. Flavor gets hotter as the weather gets hotter. You will have plenty to eat & to share !!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tamala
Location:
Kerala, India
Date:
June 15, 2016
          5.0
 
Fantastic Radish
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? A very easy radish to grow

What are the cons? I cannot dislike a plant

Review:

Very sturdy radish with delectable pods & flowers. We love the beautiful blossoms in our salads & the pods are equally delicious, can be eaten fresh, added to currys, or preserved in vinegar. Like all annual pod-seed vegetables (peas, beans, legumes, okra), the pods do become tough as they continue to mature on the plant. This is how Mother Nature intended it to be, to shield the soft seed inside from damage as it matures. Once you are aware of this basic fact of nature, then you will understand that all soft-podded vegetables (peas, beans, legumes, okra) simply MUST be picked when very young if you want them fiberless - okra is well-known for becoming too tough to eat only 3 days after the flower drops off. So do not award a lesser rating to a plant whose growth cycle you do not understand. Be assured that Mother Nature does not make mistakes, and that misconception is a perfectly normal human attribute.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Killoran
Location:
Wilhoit, AZ, United States
Date:
June 11, 2016
          4.0
 
Lots of flowers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Fun, prolific, FAST.

What are the cons? Gets tough quickly

Review:

These were definitely fun, and grew rapidly. The bees loved all the flowers and I got more pods than I could deal with in a 4 foot row. They were delicious at first, but (and maybe it is our hot Arizona weather) within 2 weeks they were tougher than raw twine. I believe they would make a decent fiber for rope, sandals, paper....whatever. I often grind up my leftover vegetable matter in my Vitamix, a serious blender, but these left stringy fibers wrapped around the blades. Next time I plant them, and I will, I'll stick them in a cooler, shadier part of the yard, perhaps in a large pot, and plant fewer of them. I can see these becoming a pest if you're not careful. I will pick them and pickle them earlier next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Meli
Location:
Saint Louis, MO, United States
Date:
January 13, 2016
          5.0
 
SO EASY
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? so easy and versatile

What are the cons? get tough fast

Review:

These are GREAT. I've had a hard time growing regular radishes because of soil problems. I think these are so much better. No scrubbing dirt off; just rinse and eat. Many times I don't even need to chop them up. I throw them on salads and into stir fries. My favorite use is to pickle them. They are SO GOOD pickled in bloody marys. They also make a great addition to a crudite tray. They are a perfect shape for dipping. The plants themselves attract a lot of pollinators (great for your plants, annoying for the gardener). I aso grew them in partial shade this year with my greens. They did great. I have also grown them in full sun which they also tolerated well. Very prolific but the pods go tough quickly if not picked at their prime.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
patihum
Location:
S. E. Ks, KS, United States
Date:
November 19, 2015
          4.0
 
Fun and tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific and great flavor

What are the cons? They attract cabbage moths

Review:

Very easy to grow and very prolific. Plants benefit from some kind of support. Great for snacking and pickling. Do NOT plant anywhere near brassicas. They attract huge numbers of cabbage moths like magnets.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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