Isn’t this radish stunning?! I love discovering different and unusual vegetables – my husband says “why can’t you plant “normal” vegetables and my reply was because normal is boring! This was the first time I had seen a Watermelon Radish. I grew these in my garden and could hardly wait until they were ready to harvest. The wait was worth it – I love the color they bring to a salad and the taste is very similar to a regular radish.
I ordered these from Burpee and following is their description of this radish:
“Heirloom treasure from China.
Heirloom. A beautiful and antique treasure from China, these large 3 – 3.5″ round roots are creamy white outside with a full central burst of watermelon rose. Flesh is crispy and mild, with a sweet flavor perfect for salads, garnishes, or cooking.”
I agree! They are perfect for salads, garnishes and cooking. Step outside the “norm” and give them a try!