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Post  ETNRedClay on 5/24/2014, 12:36 pm

Are French Breakfast radishes the mildest ones out there?  I'm looking for a VERY mild radish if anyone has any suggestions.
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Post  brainchasm on 5/24/2014, 12:45 pm

They can be mild, but a lot of mine were pretty bitey when I harvested this season, so I wouldn't rely on them.

From my heirloom veggie book:

Radish 'Red Meat'
aka watermelon radish, beauty heart

"Unlike most winter radishes that pack a punch, 'Red Meat' is sweet and crunchy, with just enough lingering heat to remind you that it is a radish.  It is best when eaten raw..."

(and they look cool too!)


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Post  llama momma on 5/24/2014, 1:50 pm

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Baker Creek sells Japanese Minowase Daikon radish.  But it can grow to 24 inches.  Sweet and very crisp.  Can be used pickled, stir fried, steamed or raw.  It's a popular old Japanese favorite.  I haven't tried it yet.
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Post  camprn on 5/24/2014, 2:03 pm

@ETNRedClay wrote:Are French Breakfast radishes the mildest ones out there?  I'm looking for a VERY mild radish if anyone has any suggestions.
I like the French breakfast radish because they are mild. I don't know if they are the mildest. But they are good!

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Post  walshevak on 5/24/2014, 5:10 pm

I'm not much of a radish eater and about the only popular variety I can manage is the french breakfast, pulled early.  Seems like the longer they grow the more peppery they get. Small plantings overtime is all I can handle.   At least in my garden.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 5/25/2014, 1:25 pm

@llama momma wrote:ETN
Baker Creek sells Japanese Minowase Daikon radish.  But it can grow to 24 inches.  Sweet and very crisp.  Can be used pickled, stir fried, steamed or raw.  It's a popular old Japanese favorite.  I haven't tried it yet.

That's what I was going to suggest.. Lots of companies sell the seeds. There is no discernible heat and the crunchy texture is great. Japanese often pickle them, or use them raw and shredded beneath a plate of sashimi, for the clean flavor and crunch. They're a good use of space, because they get so big.

I don't know what it tastes like when picked really late, but at that point you may have pods, too,which are just slightly spicier and a fun little nibble.

The few times I've grown radishes, I've found they quickly get hotter if not consistently watered. So maybe you can make them milder by managing their water intake.
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Post  jmsieglaff on 5/25/2014, 10:04 pm

I have found French Breakfast to be quite mild--so much so that I'm not growing it this year, I found I missed the radish zip I enjoy.
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