Harvested the last of the radish crop this morning.
The Watermelon Radish is one of my favorite radishes to grow. It produces large radishes if left in the garden until fall. I plant them in the early spring and begin harvesting in the summer as soon as they reach 1 inch in diameter. They do not become woody or pithy like other radishes. They are a bit milder than traditional radishes, and the flamboyant color makes them great appetizers, Slice thinly and top with a dab of cream cheese sprinkled with course sea salt and minced chives.
This radish measured 14 and 1/2 inches in diameter,
about the size of a softball.
A vintage milk glass tea cup placed on the radish helps give you
an idea of how large these radishes can grow.
Think I'll run back out to the garden, pick some arugula, slather butter on thin slices of home-made wheat bread, and have a radish sandwich for lunch.