Watermelon radish IS a thing! An heirloom Chinese daikon radish thing to be exact.
The co-op had cross-sections of these and as you can see they were stunning! We grabbed one and then a week later grabbed a few more.
We’ve eaten them raw, roasted, and one is currently in a small pot of ‘kimchi’ like fermentation.
They are as vibrant as a beet, but don’t bleed out and stain other veggies.
I thought it tasted like a radish crossed with a turnip that wasn’t too spicy. It has a firm, but hydrating crunch—just like a radish.
- Any green on the skin is chlorophyll from exposure to the sun whilst growing.
- They are a cool season crop.
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Have you seen or eaten a watermelon radish before?