~ RADISH SEED: Winter Type ~
What we have here is a fantastic root vegetable that everyone should try.
Please ignore the word 'radish' as this vegetable bears
no resemblance to a breakfast radish,
this is a large root you put in soups, stews and stir-fries.
Black Spanish Round LARGE WINTER RADISH FOR COOKING WITH
Please set aside any preconceptions you may have about 'radishes' - this is a large root vegetable that grows up to tennis-ball size, and keeps in the ground overwinter for you to pull up and use in soups, stews and stir-fries.
Although 'hot' when raw, that is not how it is used. The heat disappears COMPLETELY as soon as it is cooked, with a mild flavour that goes with almost everything.
We like it both in stir-fries, and also used like turnip or swede in soups and stews. What we don't understand is why everyone doesn't grow this sort of radish all the time!
Large cooking radish, grows to tennis-ball size. Incredibly easy to grow, just sow in July or later, for pulling up all winter.
Order RaWR - 2.5g of seed £
"We have just started using a few of the HUGE Austrian winter radishes that we thought we would try. They make us laugh, they are soooo not like radishes! I thought it would be a case of a few bits disguised in a stew, but they are actually really nice.
'Red Flesh' Mild Tricolour Radish
This is a beautiful radish which is really very mild - mild enough to use use raw in salads, or as a side-vegetable in its own right.
The flesh has this amazing red-purple centre, which shades out to the bright green outer layer, and then an almost white skin.
You can see here we have cut it in thin slices and spread them out on a plate as you would serve carrot sticks or cucumber.
It withstands cold weather, standing well in the ground without damage, and we found it was very successful raw as a salad vegetable, or cooked as a winter radish.
Order RaRe - 300 seed £
~ RADISH SEED: Normal Summer or Salad Types ~
Sow short rows of radish every 2-3 weeks to have a steady supply throughout the season.
'Sicily Giant' radish
This is a normal round radish, but this time a deep red colour and not so hot.
From Sicily, and it really can get reasonably 'giant' - without any woodiness at all. You can of course pick it smaller if you want your radishes a less silly size.
The flavour is nice and sweet and so this is one for those who prefer a milder radish. (Though heat does vary with soil type, so beware!)
Salad/breakfast type from Sicily.
Order RaSG - 5g of seed £
'Red Top' Radish
This is a nice large round Italian breakfast radish which we chose from our 2008 trials.
It is red on top and white underneath, and has a particularly good flavour with a decent 'kick' to it. Very nice in salads or salted and dipped in butter as a snack.
Salad/breakfast type from Italy.
Order RaRT - 5g of seed £
Grow and use like any other mild radish.
The photo shows the shape if you leave them to get really big; if you pick them younger then they are more oval-egg-shaped. But the photo of them at that stage didn't come out properly!
Order RaLu - 5g of seed £