Radish Rat Tail HEIRLOOM Seeds

Radish Rat Tail HEIRLOOM Seeds

Raphanus sativus var. caudatus

Item #0215

40-50 days. Instead of edible roots, this interesting radish is grown for the abundant, slender seed pods that grow above ground on the leafy plants. The botanical name translates as, 'radish with a tail', and it is also called aerial radish or spicy bean. The pods are crisp and tender with a more subtle spiciness than a typical radish. Makes an interesting addition to vegetable trays, and is delicious in curries, stir-fry dishes, or pickled. Plants continue to produce even in hot weather, making them a good summer replacement for cool weather root radishes.

This packet sows three 8-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds
every 1’-2’

Row Spacing:

When 2” tall
thin to 1
every 1’-2’

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost and successive sowings up until 2 months before first fall frost.

When to start inside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: Harvest pods when about the thickness of a pencil and from 3" - 12" long. Harvest regularly to keep plants producing pods. Mature pods become hard, tough and bitter tasting so they should be picked and discarded.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford


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