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(Raphanus sativus)

Other Names: Radish pods, Mogro, Mungori, Mongri

Radish pods tend to be grown from radish or mooli varieties that have been especially bred for this purpose. The pods will grow on branchlets flowers which are white with purple veins and 4 petals and about 2 cm in diameter. The pods themselves can be from a few cm to over 20 cm long and either green or dark purple.

Radish pods are often used in salads, stir fries or eaten raw with meat. They should not be cooked too much as it reduces its fiery strength.

As with mooli, mogri is also very low in food energy and high in vitamin C.

Mogri is similar to mooli and grows best in warm climates with occasional rain. It needs 2 to 3 months of high temperatures and good light and it does not grow well if temperatures fall below 10C.

Light deep soil with plenty of organic matter.

From seed. Sow 1 - 2 cm deep in rich soil and give it plenty of light and warmth. It will be ready to harvest in 2 - 3 months.

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