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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This is a more substantial root than the red salad variety and is usually cooked before eating. The leaves are stemless with lobed edges and often bristly
The root is larger than a salad radish and grey with a white inside.
This variety has an unpleasant fragrance and typically grows to 1.0 cm (0.39 inches imperial) in diameter, blooming in the following colours: Pastel yellow and Royal yellow. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 4. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Ao green and Dartmouth green
It is a flowering 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 with a clump-forming habit to a mature height of 60.96 cm (that's 1.98 feet imperial). Expect harvests to start to occur in early autumn.
This plant is a great attractor for butterflies, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Daikon radish is a great choice.
Daikon radish is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Keep thinning the crop, and harvest to allow good root development on the plants that are left to mature completely
Daikon prefer cool temperatures and need 60 to 70 days to fully mature.1
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Daikon radish requires a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 5.5 - 6.8 - it grows 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.
See our list of companion Plants for Daikon radish to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Day length sensitive (i.e., will bolt with increasing sunlight, not just increasing heat) Germinates easily and quickly.
It is important to thin the seedlings to allow the ones that remain to grow properly
Sow direct, so as not to disturb the rootsEnsure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 8°C / 46°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Daikon radish is a tender plant.
Harvest small roots to allow the remaining roots more room to grow. If the whole crop has to be lifted, rather than harvested as needed, the root keeps well in the fridge.
The roots can also be left in the ground and harvested into the autumn
Runs to seed later in the season, allow to flower. Collect the seed on a dry day, just before the capsule bursts. Place the seed pods in a paper bag and continue to dry in a warm airy place before separating out the seeds for storage.
These estimates for how long Daikon radish takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 4 days | Min 1 days | Max 47 days (13)
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Misspellings: Diakon, Diakon radish