Plant this striking Asian heirloom at midsummer for fall harvesting. The roots will develop sweet flavor and crunchy texture as the weather cools down. The large, 2 to 4 inch roots with pale green exteriors and rich rose-red crunchy flesh are the same color as a perfectly ripe watermelon. The sweet, mild to just slightly peppery flesh is perfect to shred into salads for gorgeous color and flavor, or slice thin for colorful snacks or eye-catching dip holders. Harvested roots keep well stored in the fridge.