Sunday, October 4, 2009

Seeds: Rattail Radishes

Radish pods.
I like fruiting vegetables better than root vegetables. They're cleaner to harvest, you can see what you're harvesting without having to guess what's going on under the ground, and they generally keep on producing for at least a little while, without requiring you to start all over with new seeds.

So, rattail radishes, also known by the more appealing name of podding radishes, are on my approved list. They give you radish flavor that you can pick above the ground.

All radishes are effectively podding radishes, in the sense that when they get overgrown and bolt, they produce flowers and then seed pods. Rattail radishes are just radishes that are bred to produce particularly desirable pods. For much more information, try this article.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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