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Radish, Daikon Radish Seed

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The Daikon radish is the white behemoth of radishes that is  versatile, fast-growing cool season root vegetable. The Celestial Daikon is bold in size and resembles a large fat white carrot. The long cylindric roots have a smooth creamy white skin and crisp, juicy white flesh.

Flavor varies throughout the plant. The thickest part of the root closest to the tops is the sweetest whereas the narrow bottom region of the root is peppery and pungent. It has a crunchy, snap-like texture when raw and with a mild, semi-sweet, and peppery, tangy flavor but once cooked, the flesh softens to a consistency, similar to that of a potato and develops a neutral flavor.

Although, it is often sold and marketed without its tops, the entire plant is edible, roots and leaves. It is also an outstanding storage vegetable. It can keep up to four months in a cool  environment such as a "root cellar".

  • Botanical Name - Raphanus sativus
  • Days to Maturity - 60-70 Days
    (Chinese radishes take up to 6 months to reach full size.
    However, most reach best usable size in 60 - 70 days)
  • root shape - Cylindrical
  • top length - 6-10in
  • Fruit Color - Pure White
  • Fruit Size - 6-12in x 3in
  • Zone: 3-9 
  • Treated: No
  • Germination Time: 7-10 Days
  • Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Germination Rate: 90%
  • Sunlight: Full Sun/Partial Shade
  • Watering: Average
  • Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
  • Sow Depth: 1/2 inch
  • Seed Spacing 1 inch
  • Plant Spacing: Thin to 2in
  • Row Spacing: 12-18
  • Season of Interest: Spring, Fall
  • Non-GMO, Heirloom
  • Radish Growing Guide
  • Companion Planting Guide

Did you know.. Radishes are members of the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family. The root is related to kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and horseradish, among others.

 CLASSIFICATION:  Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo, Annual

Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year. 

All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom. This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.

COMPANIONS: 
  • Bean
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Melon
  • Pea

ALLIES:

  • Chervil and nasturtium improve growth and flavor

ENEMIES:

  • Hyssop 

  Did you know.. Radishes are members of the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family. The root is related to kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and horseradish, among others.