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Diakon Radishes

Daikon, Japanese for Radish, tends to grow larger and have a slightly hotter taste than their European-bred siblings. Daikon prefers cool weather to grow and is best seeded in early fall. As these Radishes grow, hill up the soil around them and keep the soil evenly (but not overly) moist and well-seeded.

Average seed life: 3 years.

New Crown Daikon Radish

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50-55 days. From our favorite Japanese breeder comes this deluxe Daikon Radish. New Crown grows 12" to 14" long and about 2" wide. This hybrid is very popular in Japan at the moment and features snow-white skin and pale green shoulders. The flesh has a nice mild heat. Be sure to prepare soil by digging deeply at least one foot down. (F1.)

One packet of about 200 seeds
Catalog #3860
  • Buy 10 for $3.55 each and save 11%
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Gardening Tips

Diakon Radish Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Row Spacing:8”
Seed Spacing:1/2”-3/4”
Days to Germination: 3-7 days
Germination Temperature: 45°-85°F

After the danger of hard frost has passed, direct sow Daikon Radish seed in moderately fertile, well draining soil in full sunlight. If necessary, amend the soil lightly with organic fertilizer, compost and/or well-rotted manure: overly rich soil may result in too much top growth and not enough Radish. They prefer sunny, cool weather. Direct-sow 1⁄4" deep in rows about 8" apart, tamp down and water lightly. The key to growing crisp, mild Daikon Radishes is to keep them well watered and thinned to 1" to 2" apart once they are 2" tall. Radish thinnings may be tossed into salads – tops and all. Harvest Daikon Radishes when they are small and tender for the mildest flavor and most crispy texture. Pull each Daikon Radish gently out of the soil. Direct-sow every 7 to 14 days for a steady supply through the summer.

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