Many thanks to Cliff aka The Marmot@Flickr for today’s photograph (original image | via Flickr BPotD Group Pool). As a reminder, don’t forget to see Cliff’s photographs of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Thanks again!
Radishes are thought to have been in cultivation for nearly five thousand years. Like much of the rest of the plant, the flowers of radish are edible. Although not as hot as the root, my experience is that the flowers do have a similar “bite”. As the Plants for a Future database mentions, the only part which isn’t generally edible is the fruit capsule as it matures and becomes tough.
For more information on this root vegetable, see Wikipedia’s entry on Raphanus sativus.
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