Unkindly named but understandably, Ugli™ fruit, pronounced OO-gli, is wrapped in a rough, puffy, slightly loose-fitting greenish-yellow to orange baggy fragrant skin.
Violina Di Rugosa Butternut Squash
Violina di Rugosa squash is an heirloom butternut named after its violin shape and rough or scalloped skin.
Inventory, 10 lbs : 25.26
This item was last sold on : 01/15/18
The Watermelon radish is made up of an edible globular root attached to thin stems and wavy green leaves. Its exterior is creamy white in color with pale green shoulders, a sign of the chlorophyll it received from exposure to the sun. The Watermelon radish's flesh is white closest to the exterior becoming bright circular striations of pink and magenta, hence the watermelon reference. Its flesh is tender-crisp, succulent, and firm. Its flavor is mild, only slightly peppery with almond-sweet notes. Depending on when harvested, Watermelon radishes can range in size from golf ball to softball. Look for Watermelon radishes with smooth skin free of deep cracks and for an exceptionally pink interior look for radishes with pink taproots.
Watermelon radishes are available year-round with peak seasons in spring and late fall.
Watermelon radish is an heirloom Chinese daikon radish and botanically a member of the Brassica (mustard) family. Like most radishes the Watermelon radish contains isothiocyanate, a pungent chemical compound that when isolated makes an organic, natural pest repellent. Often radish crops (along with other Brassica plants) are planted by growers for this attribute as they release these compounds which are a natural repellent to weeds, pests, and soil born pathogens.
The Watermelon radish, both the root and the greens, provide an excellent source of vitamin C, particularly when eaten raw.
Watermelon radishes can be served fresh or cooked, hot or cold. Cooking the Watermelon radish will enhance its natural sweetness and temper some of the spice. Sliced thin they are perfect for showcasing their vibrant color in salads, atop sandwiches, or alongside sushi. This variety is also popularly sliced and pickled then utilized as a colorful condiment. Sliced or chopped radishes can also be added to soups and stir-fries. In Chinese cuisine radish is commonly cooked or served along with seafood as it is said to impart sweetness and remove fishiness from a dish. The greens of the radish additionally can be used and are popularly added to soups, stews, and stir-fries. Watermelon radishes pair well with fennel, apple, cheeses such as feta and chèvre, butter, cream-based dressings, vinaigrettes, bacon, white fish, cucumbers, mild salad greens, cooked eggs, noodles such as soba and udon, citrus, cilantro, mint, and tarragon. To store, keep watermelon radishes refrigerated and use within one week.
The Watermelon radish’s Chinese name, Xin Li Mei or Shinrimei, translates to mean “in one’s heart beautiful” a reflection no doubt of the radishes unique fuchsia internal coloring.
Watermelon radish originated in China where it was known as Shinrimei radish. In America, its official name in seed catalogs was originally Red Meat radish. Once it caught on as a popular farmer’s market item for marketing reasons vendors began to sell it under the name Beauty Heart or Watermelon radish. It is still however listed most often in seed catalogs under the name Red Meat radish. The Watermelon radish is a cool season crop preferring soil temperatures below 68 degrees Fahrenheit but above freezing. Overly warm soil temperatures affect the radish's flavor and texture, turning a mild pepper flavor often into a bitter sting of spice and a pithy, dry texture.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Happy Pantry||Carlsbad CA||858-449-4666|
|The Corner Drafthouse||San Diego CA||619-255-2631|
|The Shout House||San Diego CA||619-231-6700|
|Pueblo||San Diego CA||858-490-6298|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-3003|
|San Diego Desserts||San Diego CA||619-287-8186|
|Brigantine Poway||Poway CA||858-486-3066|
|Union Kitchen & Tap (Encinitas)||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Lucky Bolt||Mira Mesa CA||917-969-9500|
|Cucina Sorella||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|The Rose||San Diego CA||619-281-0718|
|Sheldons Service Station||La Mesa CA||619-741-8577|
|Sorority Cuisine - Alpha Phi||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|The LOT (La Jolla)||La Jolla CA||619-987-9537|
|Bernini's Bistro||La Jolla CA||858-454-5013|
|Viewpoint Brewing Co.||Del Mar CA||858-205-9835|
|The Patio Marketplace||San Diego CA||858-270-9900|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Diversions & Edge Pool||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Bagby Beer Company||Oceanside CA||760-505-3445|
|San Diego Yacht Club||San Diego CA||619-758-6334|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Viejas Casino Grove Steakhouse||Alpine CA||800-295-3172|
|Pokewan (Commissary)||Carlsbad CA||858-886-9909|
|Rustic Root Brunch||San Diego CA||619-702-5595|
|The Flavor Chef (Catering)||Vista CA||619-295-3172|
|Toast Catering||san diego CA||858-208-9422|
|Better Buzz Coffee (Hillcrest)||San Diego CA||858-488-0400|
|Baci||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|Puesto-Downtown||San Diego CA||619-233-8880|
|Craft and Commerce (Sekscobra Inc.)||San Diego CA||619-962-5935|
|Lola 55 Catering||San Diego CA||619-727-9282|
|Bar Bodega||San Diego CA||619-544-0500|
|Bivouac Ciderworks||San Diego CA||816-809-5193|
|Kensington Cafe||San Diego CA||619-640-0494|
|Neighborhood Burger||San Diego CA||619-446-0002|
|Waypoint Public Del Sur||San Diego CA||858-312-8398|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab House||San Diego CA||858-453-2583|
|Duke's La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-454-1999|
|West Pac Noodle Bar||Coronado CA||619-522-6892|
|Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-1582|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|Village Vino||San Diego CA||619-546-8466|
|Pendry SD (Nasons)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Fish 101||Encinitas CA||760-943-6221|
|Brigantine Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-481-1166|
|Okamura USA Inc.||San Diego CA||619-753-3495|
|Little Lion||San Diego CA||619-519-4079|
|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
|Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-6063|
|Maretalia Ristorante||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Eve-Creations Wellness||Encinitas CA||760-230-2560|
|Catering By Felicia G.||San Diego CA||619-742-4747|
|Eco Caters||San Diego CA||858-246-6129|
|The Glass Door||San Diego CA||619-544-0164|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Florent||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|Kindred||San Diego CA||858-342-3609|
|Luce||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|Surf Side Cuisine||San Diego CA||619-507-0891|
|About Thyme||San Diego CA||619-633-8863|
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|Azuki Sushi Lounge||San Diego CA||619-238-4760|
|The Land & Water Company Bar||Carlsbad CA||760-729-5263|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 x4|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Parakeet cafe||La Jolla CA||619-578-1040|
|Yoann Taboyan, Personal Chef||San Diego CA||347-277-1958|
|Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Rustic Root||San Diego CA||619-232-1747|
|The Barrel Room||San Diego CA||858-673-7512|
|Et Voilà! French Bistro||San Diego CA||619-209-7759|
|Pardon My French Bar & Kitchent||San Diego CA||619-546-4328|
|Izakaya Pacific Beach||San Diego CA||858-274-2742|
|UCSD Food & Nutrition Department La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-657-6473|
|Cardiff Seaside Market||Cardiff CA||760-753-5445|
|Pokewan (Carlsbad)||Carlsbad CA||858-886-9909|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Choice Juicery LLC. Vista||Vista CA||619-508-7537|
|Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Wrench and Rodent||Oceanside CA||760-840-1976|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Coast Catering||Escondido CA||619-295-3173|
|Fishmonger's Market||San Diego CA||619-646-5238|
Recipes that include Watermelon Radish. One is easiest, three is harder.
People have spotted Watermelon Radish using the Specialty Produce app for iPhone and Android.
Produce Spotting allows you to share your produce discoveries with your neighbors and the world! Is your market carrying green dragon apples? Is a chef doing things with shaved fennel that are out of this world? Pinpoint your location annonymously through the Specialty Produce App and let others know about unique flavors that are around them.