Thursday, April 1, 2010

Daikon Radishes


My son-in-law read in the Georgia Outdoor News magazine that the Daikon Radish was good for planting in deer plots. He planted this small plot on the edge of one of his pecan orchards. We often saw deer in the orchard at night but as far as we could tell the deer never touched the radishes. I pulled a few of the stalks and there were radishes over a foot long on the end.
I didn't like the taste of the radishes so I guess the deer didn't either. I've sure enjoyed the flowers though. The colors ranged from plain white with yellow centers to these with a dab of purple on them.

18 comments:

Happyone :-) said...

I didn't know what a radish plant looked like. They are really pretty and I do like to eat radishes.

Jan said...

At least they make a beautiful flower.

Vagabonde said...

These flowers are so delicate. I have never eaten Daikon radishes, do you eat them raw or cooked I wonder.

judi said...

they are good in soups and pickled.

Rose said...

I am not a fan of radishes, either! Maybe your son-in-law had deer with good taste!

AVCr8teur said...

Who knew about deers, radishes, and the beautiful flowers that bloom from it! My sister-in-law loves Daikon and I know you can order it as an appetizer at one of the restaurants here.

Paulie said...

Did you put some salt on it? Radishes need salt.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful, Dot... I have seen those--but never knew their name... They are gorgeous!!!!

By the way, we have spent several nights in Waycross. When my brother was alive (he died in Oct)--we would drive to Waycross and spend the night at the Holiday Inn there --and drive to Jacksonville early the next morning. We did that 2-3 times. Neat little city!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Carletta said...

I've heard of them I think from cooking shows.
Those blooms are lovely with that delicate little purple.
If the deer don't like them I KNOW I should plant some. :)

Glad you found my photoblog and thanks for commenting there.

Paulie said...

Maybe it would taste better if you had some salt on them. I always salt my radishes. Pretty blossoms anyway.

I see I missed the post below also so will go there now and leave a comment.

Astrid Witte said...

They look like fairy-wings!

Dick said...

I don't like radishes very much but the flowers are pretty.
Nice picture, the background is blurred and that is how it should be, lol.

EG Wow said...

I agree that the flowers are pretty, white with a hint of purple.

Becky and Gary said...

How interesting Dot. My son is a big deer hunter, and I'll ask if he ever heard of these radishes. The flowers are very beautiful.
B.

Tina Leigh said...

What is sad is when you haven't even taken the time to go smell the flowers in your OWN BACK YARD!! Im going tomarrow!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Pretty flowers on the radish plants.... One never knows what deer like and what they don't. I do know that they love Tulips--and we have lots of them blooming now... Hope the deer don't decide to visit our yard tonight.....Grrrrrrrr..

Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
Hugs,
Betsy

Craver Vii said...

Someone ought to tell those deer not to play with their food.

Vaggelis said...

very beautiful photography

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