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Chinese Shawo Fruit Radish
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Chinese Shawo Fruit Radish (200 seeds) (RD160) $3.00

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Chinese Shawo Fruit Radish

         
 
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Unique bright green radish from North China with sweet flavor. Known in Beijing as a fruit radish, the sweet roots are crisp and sweet, considered a tasty fruit substitute similar in texture and taste to pear. Northern Chinese winters are notoriously harsh; these long cylindrical radishes sweeten up when exposed to frost and make a nutritious mid-winter snack. This variety is traditionally offered as a sliced fresh “fruit” at Beijing tea parties in wintertime. These opulent tea parties are thrown to celebrate the famous Peking Opera. We also love this super sweet root as a winter time snack. Grows well in cool weather and is great for a fall planting. Plant about 60 days before frost in the late summer. Beautiful green goodness!
 
Chinese Shawo Fruit Radish
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
kat
Location:
Emerald, WI, United States
Date:
September 28, 2019
          2.0
 
So spicey
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Color. A lovely green.

What are the cons? So spicey!

Review:

Planted these in late summer as I heard they were fall radishes and was excited to try a sweet radish. They were not sweet. Not even a little bit. They were the spiciest radishes in the garden! By far! They had tons and tons of water so I'm not really sure what went wrong. Very pretty green color, though.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sue
Location:
spanish fork, UT, United States
Date:
August 10, 2019
          1.0
 
Disappointed
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Lime green color

What are the cons? Bolted immediately

Review:

Planted early in cool weather but bolted almost as soon as it grew and the flavor was too hot to eat! Seemed like a total waste of space. Maybe I'll try again in almost winter conditions...maybe then it will be sweet?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Laura
Location:
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Date:
July 13, 2019
          4.0
 
Not sweet at all.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Not as advertised for me

Review:

I got these excited to try a sweet radish. However what I grew was not sweet at all, but extremely spicy. They reminded me of horseradish spice. They were fun to grow, got rather large, and when let to seed had pretty flowers that the bees loved. 4 stars because not a single one I grew was sweet, and that was what I was looking for.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sarah
Location:
Columbus, OH, United States
Date:
July 5, 2019
          4.0
 
Bolted
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Big greens, quick germination

What are the cons? Bolting

Review:

Unfortunately with an unforeseen heat spell, my Chinese fruit radishes bolted. The greens are beautiful and bountiful, despite getting no fruits from them. I’ll braise the greens this time around and try again in cooler weather.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Noah
Location:
New Glasgow, Canada
Date:
June 13, 2019
          5.0
 
Amazing flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, unique color

What are the cons? Quick to bolt in the heat

Review:

Planted this in early march in my unheated polytunnel (zone 5a). Sprouted and grew extremely quickly compared to other large radishes like daikon. Unfortunately we got some unexpected heat which made the polytunnel like a sauna, so the radish bolted and I had to pull it early. Regardless, the color and flavor were amazing! A beautiful lime green on the inside, and the flavor to me was like a honeydew/cucumber with subtle notes of classic radish taste. My new favorite radish!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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