Growing Daikon, also Japanese radish, Lo Bok

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
        P              

(Best months for growing Daikon in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Direct in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 6 inches apart
  • Harvest in 8-10 weeks. Dig daikon carefully. They are rather brittle..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Chervil, cress,lettuce, leeks, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes
  • Avoid growing close to: Gherkins, hyssop

Your comments and tips

16 Dec 18, Patricia (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Would like to know which variety to plant. Summer rainfall. Hot summer. Pretty cold winters. Highveld . Eastern Mapumalanga.
16 Dec 18, Patricia Trollip (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Would like to grow them for cattle. Remember them as a child. But dont know anything else. Any advise welcome.
24 Oct 18, Loulou (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I think daikon is a winter vegetable.. planting now will go straight to flower and therefor don't send the nutrients anymore to root. I plant mine beginning of autumn, when summer temperatures are gone. Tried a second end crop, sown mid august (in tray in green house), but it went to flower beginning of october. I'm in the Blue Mountains.
31 Oct 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plants that go to flower and seed quickly generally the soil is poor.
25 Oct 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have some about 3 weeks old and some just germinated a few days ago. I pulled some out about 3 weeks ago. Will see how they go.
05 May 17, Gareth Lusty (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Here is a Giant White Radish (Raphanus sativus) https://duckduckgo.com/?q=daikon+radish+picture&t=h_&ia=images (Couldn't use your link, Gareth - Ed.)
24 Apr 17, Awhi Kingi (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I think I have some Daikon radishes in the garden that sprouted from birdseed , they are getting quite large . no one I know can identify them . I was hoping you might be able to look at the photo's for me and see what you think ? I'm a very new gardener but loving it
30 May 20, Olwen Mason (New Zealand - temperate climate)
They came up in our lawn in Wellington from birdseed. They got very large and I was very surprised to see them when the lawn was mown after a long unmown time.
24 Apr 17, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Have you seen the photo on the daikon page of Gardenate ?
22 Sep 16, Darrell Mills (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can someone fill me in on the nutritional value of daikons for use in cattle feed, thanks
Showing 11 - 20 of 51 comments

Too rich a soil probably. Radish do not like rich soil, produces all leaf.

- Anon

Please provide your email address if you are hoping for a reply


All comments are reviewed before displaying on the site, so your posting will not appear immediately

Gardenate App

Put Gardenate in your pocket. Get our app for iPhone, iPad or Android to add your own plants and record your plantings and harvests

Planting Reminders

Join our 60,000+ gardeners who already use Gardenate and subscribe to the free Gardenate planting reminders email newsletter.


Home | Vegetables and herbs to plant | Climate zones | About Gardenate | Contact us | Privacy Policy

This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. Gardenate is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We cannot help if you are overrun by giant slugs.