White Icicle Radish
Raphanus sativus var. Longipinnatus
Here is the White Icicle Radish, Raphanus sativus var. Longipinnatus. This radish dates back as far as 50 B.C. in china. They are bring white to bone in color and grow from 4 to 5 inches long and have a mild flavor but can have a hot spiciness at times. It has a white skin with a bright white flash inside with a crisp crunchy spicy flavor. They are different then the Daikon radish. Radishes in general can be useful as companion plants for many other crops, probably because their pungent odor deters such insect pests as aphids. This is a great starter vegetable for new gardeners. Open pollinated, about 50 days.
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