Radish Watermelon • فجل البطيخ
Sometimes called "Roseheart Radish" or "Red Meat Radish".
Radishes have been around since the time of the Romans, but this radish is relatively new.
Watermelon radish seems to be all the rage when I go to farmers markets or local organic stores.
The reason is not only the flavor, but the intense interior color just like a watermelon!
The watermelon radish has ball-shaped root that is about 4 inches in diameter.
The color starts with deep green shoulders that fade to a bright white skin.
Cut a watermelon radish open and discover a bright red flesh that is reminiscent of a summertime watermelon!
Watermelon radish is crispy with mild and sweet flavor, excellent for salad, garnish and even cooking in Asian dishes.
TIP Watermelon radishes grow best in cool climates, suitable for fall/winter crops.