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Jan 19, 2007 05:16 PM


I've heard that some radishes are milder than others. Is this true? I'd like to know which radishes have the least amount of flavor. Thank you.

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  1. Try daikon. All crunch, no bite. They're huge, though, like white carrots on steroids.

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      1. re: BobB

        They make a good addition to your veggies and dip tray. They're almost interchangeable with jicama.

      2. I used to plant French Breakfast radishes in the spring. They are very mild.

        1. French breakfast, definitely -- and eat them French-style, with a sliver cut out of the top, a bit of sweet butter smashed in the cut, and a teeny sprinkling of sea salt.

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          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            Or as a Tartine an open faced sandwich on a crispy baguette slathered with sweet butter, sliced radishes and a sprinkle of sea salt.

            1. re: Candy

              Thanks, guys. I'll try that. Are French Breakfast easy to find in markets?

              1. re: Boychucker

                If you have a farmer's market you may find someone who grows them. In a regular supermarket? Not going to happen. You could plant some even if it is just in a flower pot and if you get too many seeds in it and need to thin them the radish shoots are good in a salad.

                1. re: Boychucker

                  So you can id them: french b'fast are about 2/1/2" long, with a white top and pink-red body.

            2. When you buy radishes at the farmer's market, you can ask about the spicyness. Or if you are going to grow them, the seed description will tell you the spicyness. Unfortunatly I've never seen radishes labeled as anything other than radishes at a grocery, even a good grocery or natural food store. Most of the time these are very mild but once in a while I do get a spicy bunch.

              1. radishes are super easy to grow! I Live an a small apartment with a balcony, and grow several varieties every year in pots. do not need to much depth or much care, just water and go!