Rat’s Tail Radish has a very small inedible root and is grown for its long seed pods which are harvested when pencil thin. The pods are generally 4” – 8” in length, however the literature says they can get up to 2’ long! Every year we select for deep purple pods, but there is usually a mixture of purple and green. Plants produce pods abundantly and allow you to have radish flavour all season long! Place them on a veggie tray for raw eating, chop raw in salads, or cook them in stir fries. People have even talked about pickling them.