Radish : Rat's Tail Radish
Unique radish grown for it's seed pods and not it's roots
Unique, “aerial” (above ground) radish variety that originated in Southern Asia. This radish is NOT grown for its root crop. Its cuisine claim to fame is the edible seed pods that are crispy, succulent, and have a mild radish flavor. Pods will grow up to 6” long but are best harvested sooner. Use in salads, stir-fries, curries, or fresh “snackers”. The 3-4' tall plants bloom extensively, even in high heat, and produce up to 50 “radish pods” each. Only plant 1 per square foot.Brassicaceae Raphanus sativus
Crisp flesh with succulent mild flavor
The roots are generally used raw in salads and sandwiches. They can also be cooked in soups or pickled.
The tender young leaves can be eaten raw in salads, or cooked as a potherb.
The immature seedpods are good in salads and can also be pickled.