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Icicle radishes are typically available year round.
The Icicle radish (Raphanus sativus), is a spring cultivator and a member of the Brassicaceae family along with cabbages, turnips and watercress. Also known as White Naples, White Italian, the Long White and White Transparent, the Icicle radish is a popular companion garden radish when growing pumpkins and squash as it is a natural deterrent of squash bugs. This specific variety of radish is also celebrated for its resistance to become pithy as many other radishes tend to do with age.
The slender Icicle radish has thin white skin and offers a mild radish flavor and crisp texture. This long rooted radish is typically about four to six inches in length and capped with edible greens. The pure white flesh of the Icicle radish is less piquant than the common red radish. Roasting the Icicle radish will bring out its subtle sweetness.
Icicle radishes contain vitamins C and B6, ascorbic acid and calcium. Like many radishes Icicle radishes contain active enzymes that aid in digestion. The edible leaves of the Icicle radish are rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium and iron as well.
Diced, sliced or slivered, raw icicle radishes add crispy texture to salads and relishes. Use to add a peppery accent to tacos, tortas and Mexican soups. They can be grilled, braised or roasted. Shred or grate and use as a condiment for sushi and sashimi. Use when making kimchee or pickled carrots. The greens of the Icicle radish can go straight into salads, or be added to soups, stir-fries and curries. Serve whole on crudité trays with cream based dips or soft cheeses.
Icicle type radishes are believed to have first been grown in physic gardens in the 1600’s where they were studied for their medicinal applications. The word radish comes from the Greek word for "fast appearing", like many varieties of radish the Icicle radish grows quickly and is typically mature within 27 days after planting from seed. Icicle radishes are easy to grow and because of their slender size are a popular variety for small gardens.
Recipes that include Icicle Radish. One is easiest, three is harder.
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About 416 days ago, 7/30/13
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Spotter's comments : Jaime Farms. Tender, juicy, nice sharpness.