Raphanus caudatus. In appearance it looks a french bean but is pungent in taste like a radish. It is indeed a radish, but is not grown for its root but the tasty pods that form from attractive flowers. It grows well in cooler temperatures as well as the heat of summer. Popular in Rajasthan as well as in Gujarat where it is known as Moongres or Lila mougri. In Marathi it is known as dingiri. Best when they are harvested while still small, you can make a chutney by pounding these with some green chillies, and mixing in salt and yogurt. Radish pods are also great in salads and stir fries. Also known as rat tailed radish. SKU Number: 855
Dark red, long carrots, 12-14", in pointed shape are very sweet and tender, excellent for salads and raw eating. Roots can be harvested 120 days after sowing. Contains large amounts of lycopene, the antioxidant that helps combat many cancers including prostate cancer.
Unusual bright coral-red carrots with 9-10" long roots. The redness comes from lycopene which is a proven antioxidant. Lycopene is credited for helping prevent several types of cancer. Best cooked to deepen the color and improve the texture and flavor.
(Raphanus sativus) Pure white, uniform, cylindrical roots with a crisp, mild flavor. Known as mooli in Hindi. Matures in 60 days from sowing. Can be left in the garden 15-25 days after maturity, without losing flavor. Medicinal uses include liver conditions, enlarged spleen and jaundice.
(Amaranthaceae Beta vulgaris) 55 days. The most popular, old standard, all-purpose red beet; uniform and smooth, blood red flesh that is sweet and tasty. 14" tops make good greens. An Heirloom variety that was introduced 1892. An early variety, Detroit Dark Red beets store well and are also good for canning and freezing. The dark-green leaves striped with red are wonderful braised or in salads.