Radish, Chinese Shawo Fruit

73% of 100

Unique bright green radish from northern 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. This variety is traditionally offered as a sliced fresh “fruit” at Beijing tea parties in winter-time. These opulent tea parties are thrown to celebrate the famous Beijing Opera. We also love this super sweet root as a wintertime snack. Grows well only in cool weather and is great for a fall planting only. Plant about 50-60 days before frost in the late summer. Beautiful green goodness!

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 3-6 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 50-75 Degrees F
  • Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
  • Plant Spacing: 4"
  • Frost Hardy: Yes
  • Raphanus sativus

Growing Tips: Plant in late summer for harvest after the weather begins to cool. Can be lifted and stored in very cool (33F), humid conditions, where they will keep for weeks. Do not plant in spring.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 200
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