Our Favorite Radish Varieties

Fresh from the Cooking Light Garden, these radish varieties are easy to sow, fast to grow, and full of vibrant colors and flavors.

Spring Treat

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Spring Treat

After a year of happy planting, weeding, and harvesting, we're thrilled to present the first crop from the Cooking Light Garden: radishes. And not the plain old variety: These are spring's first treats.

Pink Beauty Radishes

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Pink Beauty Radishes

Perfectly round, mild, and sweet. Our earliest producer—from tiny sprout on March 9 to this golf ball--sized specimen on March 29!

Purple Plum Radishes

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Purple Plum Radishes

This radish variety is deep purple outside and driven-snow white within. They're almost juicy and came along about two weeks after the Pink Beauties variety.

White Hailstone Radishes

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White Hailstone Radishes

Looks like a turnip, bites like a radish. Uniformly white all the way through and ready at the same time as the Purple Plums. Even though they're colorless, these had the kickiest flavor.

Chinese Red Meat Radishes

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Chinese Red Meat Radishes

Also known as watermelon radish for its white and green skin and rich, magenta interior. These took almost two months to mature (twice as long as other varieties) and prefer the coolness of fall. They're early to bolt in spring and mild in flavor.

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http://www.cookinglight.com/food/in-season/radish-varieties-00412000081319/