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Radish Seeds - Rats Tails

James Wong's Homegrown Revolution
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Part of the James Wong Homegrown Revolution Range.

Crisp, mustard-and-radish flavoured chilli-shaped seed pods you can pick all summer long. Foolproof to grow, the pods are produced in great bunches throughout the summer. Latin name: Raphanus caudatus. Imagine a radish plant pretty enough to blend seamlessly into the flower border, only twice as productive and truly foolproof to grow. Then crank up its fiery mustard flavour, combine it with a crisp, green bean-like crunch and wrap the whole lot in a delicate chilli-shaped pod & you have this remarkable veg. Hailing from exotic Java, the crisp seed pods of these ‘aerial radishes’ are none-the-less no newcomer to the British table, having once been a favourite crop on our shores in the early 1800s. Delicious, unusual, yet surprisingly versatile, the pods are produced by the dozen in great bunches right through the summer. Variety: Radish Munchen Bier. Sow: March-August. Harvest: May-October.

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Can be picked all summer

Part of the James Wong Homegrown Revolution Range.

Crisp, mustard-and-radish flavoured chilli-shaped seed pods you can pick all summer long. Foolproof to grow, the pods are produced in great bunches throughout the summer. Latin name: Raphanus caudatus. Imagine a radish plant pretty enough to blend seamlessly into the flower border, only twice as productive and truly foolproof to grow. Then crank up its fiery mustard flavour, combine it with a crisp, green bean-like crunch and wrap the whole lot in a delicate chilli-shaped pod & you have this remarkable veg. Hailing from exotic Java, the crisp seed pods of these ‘aerial radishes’ are none-the-less no newcomer to the British table, having once been a favourite crop on our shores in the early 1800s. Delicious, unusual, yet surprisingly versatile, the pods are produced by the dozen in great bunches right through the summer. Variety: Radish Munchen Bier. Sow: March-August. Harvest: May-October.

Hardiness:0 degrees

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:True

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:True

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Cut Flower:False

Edible Flower:False

Spread:41-50cm

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:False

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:True

Hanging Baskets:False

Beds & Borders:True

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:False

Prefers Full Sun:False

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:False

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:False

Shade:False

F1 Variety:False

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:False

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

Full growing instructions given on packet. Scatter your seeds thinly over finely raked soil in a sunny place between March and August & water in well. The first shoots should spring up in a week or two. Thin out your seedlings leaving 5cm (2") between plants. Sow at 2 week intervals to ensure a constant supply throughout the summer. Keep well watered and within 8-10 weeks you should see your very first flush of pretty white flowers, swiftly followed by a crop of tender radish pods. Keep these coming right into the autumn by harvesting the pods regularly, as the more you pick the more they will produce.

EATING: The pods are at their best when they are crisp and green and roughly pencil thick, becoming increasingly pungent and fibrous as they get older. Despite having all the characteristic radish fieriness, the pods have an altogether more delicate, refined flavour and a juicy chilli pepper texture. The pods are delicious both raw and cooked. Toss a handful into a fresh tomato salad (the thinnings can also be used in salads), pickle them and stuff them into a cheese sandwich or flash fry them in garlic butter and serve them like green beans – lovely spooned over mushroom risotto. They are delicious blanched for just a few seconds and added to pasta, scattered over pizzas before baking or simply sprinkled with salt and eaten with beer as they do in Munich (hence their variety name ‘Munchen Bier’). Once cooked their pungent kick mellows into a sweet nuttiness making them a fantastic addition to stir fries and creamy curries. RECIPE: Radish pod spaghetti alla puttanesca - With their delicious, juicy crunch - a cross between green beans, chilli and capers – these radish pods work fantastically well in my twist on this Southern Italian favourite. Serves 4. • 1 small bunch of spring onions • 4 garlic cloves, chopped • ½ tsp dried chilli • 6 anchovy fillets, chopped • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 800g chopped ripe tomatoes • 1 tbsp of tomato paste • 1 tsp sugar • 500g spaghetti, cooked • 150g radish pods • 100g black olives • 1 tbsp capers METHOD: Gently fry the spring onions, garlic, chilli and anchovy fillets in half the olive oil over a low heat for 2-3 minutes, until the spring onions have thoroughly wilted and the fillets start to disintegrate. Then up the heat and tumble in the chopped tomatoes, stir in the tomato paste and sugar and simmer the whole mix over a medium heat for 20 minutes. Once the sauce is cooked, lower the strands of spaghetti into the cooked sauce and toss well. Combine and heat through. Just before serving, in a separate frying pan pour in th

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Rating:
Very good, lots of crop and nice taste. Hotness increases with size.
20 November 2014
Reviewed by: K.H
Town: Leicester
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