Radishes: How to Select, Store & Serve


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Are you following along with the #ProduceChallenge Calendar? Today’s challenge is a RADISH! Radishes, a root vegetable, are part of the Brassica family.  While they are thought to have originated in China, radishes are now grown around the world.  In the United States, California & Florida produce the largest crops!  Coming in various colors, sizes, & crop durations, radishes are classified as either a spring, summer, winter, or fall crop.  Since radishes are able to grow year round, they make an ideal vegetable for any home garden!  Encourage your family to plant radishes & watch the growing process – it’s FASCINATING!



NOW…How do you select, store, & serve a radish?

How to Select

  • Make sure the vegetable is smooth & brightly colored
  • The radish should be medium sized
  • The  top should be green & fresh looking

How to Store

  • Remove green tops & wash thoroughly
  • Radishes should be sealed in a plastic bag & used within 1 week

How to Serve

  • Cooked or raw – I love to add radishes to my salads!
  • Try radishes in cole slaw.

Cole Slaw Recipe

Comment & let me know your favorite recipe to make with radishes! Remember – There is a produce mom in all of us 🙂

xoxo Produce Mom

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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    1. The flavor variations are due to growing conditions, seed, etc. It’s not really possible by looks alone how much of the natural spice/heat a radish will have. Some varieties of radishes are known for being naturally more mild in flavor: such as white radishes and watermelon radish! Hope this helps.