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!