Growing Daikon, also Japanese radish, Lo Bok

Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus : Brassicaceae / the mustard or cabbage family

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

(Best months for growing Daikon in Australia - tropical 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

28 Apr 22, (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Some maps say im zone 6a others say I'm in 6b so I'm not sure my exact zone but it's definitely 6. I bought this variety to plant as a cover crop with plans to leave it to grow until winter kills it. When is the best time for me to plant it? I would prefer it to get super big before bolting for all the reasons they are used as a cover crop. My absolute preference would be it grew huge and long then freeze without many bolting.
02 May 22, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look in the monthly calendar guide at the top of the page. Give it plenty of fert especially Nitrogen.
20 Feb 21, Sharon (Australia - temperate climate)
What type is best for colder weather in winter and where can I purchase seeds please. Thankyou
22 Feb 21, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
Look up seed selling companies on the web,like Boondie Seeds, Eden Seeds etc.
08 Jun 21, (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
You can buy them from Bunnings. I got them from there
03 Aug 20, Alice (USA - Zone 5b climate)
My diakons grew long leaves that are flowering already and the roots are only 1 or 2 inches. Do I need to pull them?
06 Aug 20, Anon (USA - Zone 2a climate)
Too rich a soil probably. Radish do not like rich soil, produces all leaf.
26 Jun 20, Nikki little (Australia - arid climate)
I live Roma qld and I am wanting to grow daikon can I do it now in winter.
29 Jun 20, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
Inland Qld is temperate, so set climate zone to temperate and check when to plant daikon.
10 Jan 19, Cindy (Australia - tropical climate)
I'd like to grow daikon but live in tropical zone. Can you suggest any particular seed that is better suited to hot climate?
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