Radish Harvest Redux

Okay, last weekend we pulled up two dime-sized radishes and called it a harvest. This weekend our radish chevron had filled in considerably…

…so we had a much more substantial haul:

Those are French Breakfast and Plum Purple radishes; the wee sample ones we tasted last weekend suggested the Frenchies are mild and sweet, while the Purples are atomic peppery. It was time to find out how they’d work in our very favorite radish setting: sliced thin and layered on some thickly-buttered bread.

It was an encouragingly large pile of radish rounds once I got through chopping:

And it was a delicious couple of radish-ciabatta tea sandwich-esque slabs when I was done assembling:

A few weeks ago, I succumbed to the siren song of radishes in the grocery store so I could make some of these sandwiches, and it was crushing. They didn’t taste like anything other than cold crunchiness. Not so our garden-fresh ones! The mature French Breakfast radishes were just as earthy and cool and sweet as the one we tried last weekend, but the Plum Purples were a heck of a lot milder. They were still a bit spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. They were both magnificently scrumptious, but we all agreed that the French Breakfasts were just that much tastier.

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7 responses to “Radish Harvest Redux

  1. Liz

    Hey ladies, how long has it been from planting to harvest? I’m toying with a few pots of veggies in our city living container garden and trying to figure out what to plant.

  2. Radishes are crazy quick — we planted these on April 13, and the ones we put in since then are growing even faster now that it’s warmer. There are some types that take as little as 20 days. Radishes are supposed to be great for container gardening, too!

  3. Liz, tomatoes and peppers are really good container plants, too. They take 85-100 days, generally, from seed to harvest. If you bought baby plants from the nursery, you’d be looking at getting fresh veggies in August or September.

  4. Yay, those radishes look delicious! I am so envious of your radishes, even though it’s been years since I’ve had one.

  5. I had been very anti-radish until Schnookie suggested I try them served this way. I was like, “Yeah, they’re okay.” Then I got the chance to have farm-fresh radishes and I was like, “Ohhhhhhh! That’s why people like radishes! They actually taste like something!”

  6. Liz

    Thanks for the suggestions – and yes, I’m looking forward to a fresh crispy radish.

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