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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:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
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

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Talking Threads Media
Location:
Olympia WA, WA, United States
Date:
June 4, 2019
          4.0
 
Try again in the fall
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Unusual green color - pretty!

What are the cons? Quick to bolt in heat

Review:

I was so anxious to try this new variety, that I took a chance and planted a few seeds in late March. In May, Olympia became unseasonably warm. Roots never filled out and plants immediately bolted. I will try again in the fall and plant the rest of the seeds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AdelaPer
Location:
reseda, CA, United States
Date:
May 7, 2019
          5.0
 
Will Try Again Bolted in SoCal
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Huge Pollinator Magnet!

What are the cons? Bolted in SoCal Winter

Review:

So as you can tell, the exact thing that made me love this radish is also a con. I direct sowed in Southern California winter Dec 11 and had excellent germination. The late January temperatures were too hot here so the plant bolted. I tried one right before and it was very spicy and typical radish flavor. I'm not upset at all, because this just means I will try to sow these much earlier this year. It was a new variety that I was just too excited to try. Anyway, the bees LOVED these flowers that were a lovely lavender color that added so much unexpected beauty to my garden. I might consider growing them with the intention of letting them bolt as well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gigi
Location:
Plano, TX, United States
Date:
May 2, 2019
          5.0
 
First taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Good germination rate

What are the cons? Not sweet as described

Review:

I planted a few seeds as a trial and saving the rest to grow in the fall. I pulled one up 6 weeks after direct sowing. It appears about half the pictured size and likely would have grown happily if I’d left it alone. Being plucked at this point after growing in warm (up to 80s) temps for a few weeks yields a pleasantly peppery radish flavor with a hint of pear taste underneath which improved with a squeeze of lime juice. I’m looking forward to cool weather planting to see if the sweetness is more notable. It is a lovely shade of green which would likely serve a creative chef well in terms of presentation.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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