Available year round and common around many coastal areas Sea Radish is an easy to recognise member of the cabbage family particularly when the seed pods are present.
|Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. maritimus
Almost identical to Wild Radish and the two can hybridise.
Can look similar to a few other Brassicas but all are edible.
All parts taste like Radish with a hint of cabbage.
Common by the coast in the South and West and in the South West of Scotland.
The whole plant tastes like radish with a hint of cabbage. The seed pods need to be collected before the seeds get hard, if you have missed this window the seeds can be ground into a mustard powder. The leaves are a bit tough but caught very young they are similar in taste to Charlock leaves. The leaf ribs make a crunchy addition to a salad. The roots can be used as a root vegetable or grated and used to make a horseradish substitute.
Sea Radish is a biennial and only the rosette of leaves can be found in its first years growth. It is frost and salt hardy and will grow on the poorest of mediums.