Vra 5070 radish rat%27s tail 1 web
Days To Maturity : 58
Germination Days : 7-14
Planting Depth : 1/4
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 60
Spacing : 8
When To Plant : Spring
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Rat's Tail Podding Ra... VRA-5070



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 ┬╝" 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

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Rats Tail Radish
on 01/03/12 by David Lea in MN

The average person who you give one of these too has no idea what it is. Until they taste it that is, when they say Wow, that tastes like a radish! These are delicious if you like the radish taste. At first I thought they were not very productive when I got the first few pods, but a month later I had so many I didnt know what to do with them.