Rat's Tail Radish 'Dragon's Tail' (raphanus caudatus)

Rat’s Tail Radish ‘Purple’ (raphanus caudatus)

Description

One of a kind radish  grown, not for its roots, but for the long, slender, curving purple seedpods that grow in profusion above ground on breathtakingly pretty plants. Looking like lacy clouds that have alighted in the garden, 3-4′ leafy plants first produce a serene cloud of pink and white wildflowers, followed by a glorious profusion of 3-6″ purple and green pods. Delicious raw or cooked, the longer purple pods and shorter green pods are crisp and tender, with a more nuanced spicy accent than a typical radish, and with none of the harshness. Nutritious pods add bite and tang to stir-fry dishes, and Asian cuisine; scrumptious when pickled.

Product Description

One of a kind radish  grown, not for its roots, but for the long, slender, curving purple seedpods that grow in profusion above ground on breathtakingly pretty plants. Looking like lacy clouds that have alighted in the garden, 3-4′ leafy plants first produce a serene cloud of pink and white wildflowers, followed by a glorious profusion of 3-6″ purple and green pods. Delicious raw or cooked, the longer purple pods and shorter green pods are crisp and tender, with a more nuanced spicy accent than a typical radish, and with none of the harshness. Nutritious pods add bite and tang to stir-fry dishes, and Asian cuisine; scrumptious when pickled.