Mongri, Snake Radish
From 1860, this one differs from the above in its spicy radish flavor.
Loves heat, bears all summer long.
While Madras Radish pods have a mild radish taste, this variety is for radish lovers with a pungent radish taste much like most root radishes. Again, no edible root-grown solely for its 8-10" long slender, dark-purple seed pods, which are produced in prodigious quantity. It really seems like the whole plant turns into pods.
Eat raw, cooked, or pickled. From Java in Southeast Asia but grown in the U.S. for over a century. This radish was in vogue in the U.S. around the Civil War, but has been virtually unobtainable since
BOTANICAL NAME: Raphanus caudatus
Good in most garden soils, but prefers a prepared soil. Plant seed ¼" deep and 8-12" apart or broadcast carefully. More drought-tolerant than most radishes-no root to set or split. Edible pods mature in 3-5 weeks-should be harvested before they go woody (2-3 weeks). Sow in succession. Use raw or cooked like edible-podded peas. Try lightly steaming pods 3-5 minutes.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: All/Matures 3-9/Harvest 0-1/Yield 100-540/Spacing 8"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates hot weather and stores well
PHOTO CREDIT: Seed Savers Exchange