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 3'?5' 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 root radish. Makes an interesting addition to vegetable trays, and is delicious pickled and in curries and stir-fry dishes. 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.

Seedling Image

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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