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Daikon radish

Raphanus sativus longipinnatus

Daikon radish is part of the Raphanus genus and its scientific name is Raphanus sativus longipinnatus. The sativus part of this plant's botanical name means 'having been cultivated'.

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It is an edible vegetable that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Daikon radish normally grows to a clump-forming habit.

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How to grow Daikon radish

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Daikon radish requires a soil ph of 5.5 - 6.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that Daikon radish is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors.

Growing Daikon radish from seed

Daylength sensitive (i.e., will bolt with increasing sunlight, not just increasing heat)

Look to ensure a distance 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.47 inches (1.2 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Daikon radish

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Daikon radish is a tender plant.

Companion plants for Daikon radish

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Daikon radish so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Daikon radish

These plants will not grow well with Daikon radish so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Daikon radish problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Daikon radish plants:

Daikon radish Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin pinnatus meaning “with leaflets arraanged on each side of a common petiole” The botanical epithet is from the Latin sativus meaning “cultivated”

Other names for Daikon radish

Japanese radish, Chinese radish, Winter radish, Mooli, Moo, Lobak, Loh bak, Lo-bok, Lo bok, Labanos, Rabu, Phakkat-hua, Củ cải trắng

Misspellings: Diakon, Diakon radish

Daikon radish care instructions

How long does Daikon radish take to grow?

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