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    Default Hot and spicy radishes

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a radish variety which is reliably hot and spicy?

    I miss radishes from my childhood which were properly hot unlike today's supermarket versions which are little more than crunchy water.

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    Yes, Lidl did one ... Ostergruss, it was long and really hot, a proper radish taste. Better than French Breakfast et al.

    or buy online:
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    could try french breakfast raddish, they are more torpedo than round shaped. i have only grown this sort so im sure others will come up with something more to your taste.
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    I find that most home grown ones have a spicier taste supermarket ones which just taste of water to me.

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    I've found that Long White Icicle (which are long and white as you might imagine) also blow yer gob off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel at the Hill View Post
    I've found that Long White Icicle (which are long and white as you might imagine) also blow yer gob off.
    Oh.
    I just pulled some, and they are like crunchy water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    Oh.
    I just pulled some, and they are like crunchy water.
    Perhaps I have a sensitive gob?! But I did find them hot.
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    Thanks to all replies, I'll give the French breakfast a try, I'm also going to grow some 'Black Spanish Round' which is apparently very tasty, at least according to Google

    Interesting to see the 'crunchy water' analogy struck a chord

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