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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: 27
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
rentzk
Location:
beaverton, OR, United States
Date:
October 2, 2016
          5.0
 
These things are unbelievable
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very productive, attracts bees

What are the cons? woody when old, hard to see

Review:

We planted some of these in the middle of summer when normal radishes tend to not do very good. These radishes proceeded to produce a huge number of pods to eat. At least 15-20 per plant. No problem with insects like normal radishes, and the flowers attracted the local bees like crazy. There are only 2 minor issues with them. First, as mentioned, if they get too big, they get stringy to the point of being inedible. Also, since the pods are the same color as the stems, it can get hard to find them all to pick. You can go over the plants 2-3 times and later still find ones you missed. We will probably be planting nothing but these radishes from now on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
John
Location:
Boise, ID, United States
Date:
September 25, 2016
          5.0
 
More than Just Rat Tails
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great edible showpiece!

What are the cons? Stem has sharp prickers.

Review:

This plant has lots of surprises, besides the edible pods. You can let the plants go to maturity and save seeds for next year. Bees love the light lavender flowers. But the big surprise comes when you dig up a large mature plant. It has a huge root a lot like a daikon radish. Wash off and peel. It has a nice radish flavor, milder than ordinary radishes!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
tia
Location:
OLINDA MAUI, HI, United States
Date:
August 29, 2016
          5.0
 
yummy radish popcorn
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? yummy

What are the cons? none

Review:

love this little radish. grew singara rat's tail radish and this one to compare. this one is crunchier than singara. both are easy to grow and fun to pick and eat. don't have to wash dirt off them like underground radishes. it's like eating a radish popcorn snack. makes great pickles as does the singara. seems like just the chickens like to eat their leaves (but they don't eat the radishes). haven't found bugs on them yet. :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 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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9 out of 9 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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