Three Fall Radishes

Our fall radishes continue to grow. They are getting to be almost big enough to harvest – especially if you don’t particularly care about getting them as big as possible.

This ‘Mantanghong’ radish is sizing up nicely, although not quite as big as it could be. I pulled two for class today and one had great color – brilliant pink – all the way through. The other had a nice sunburst of pink in the center, but it was mostly white. Great, sweet flavor though.

This is a Green Meat Radish. It is shaped more like a daikon or a carrot rather than a round radish. It is green all the way through – kind of a pale lime green. I’ve never grown these before, and boy is it hot and spicy! Yikes! (And look at all those dead leaves in the picture. Funny how I didn’t notice them before I took the picture. Those leaves aren’t anything to be concerned about.)

This is one of the Daikon radishes – a regular, plain daikon this time! It doesn’t look like much from the picture, but some of these are almost 8″ long already! It has a different flavor…not quite as radish-y as the other two, perhaps?

Now I need to find some good recipes that use all these different radishes!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on October 14, 2010, in Around the Garden and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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