Growing Daikon, also Japanese radish, Lo Bok

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(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 10°C and 20°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 15 cm 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

04 Jun 18, Lynn (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have the same issue with daikon radish. Is anyone able to answer this? It doesn't look like rot or bacterial infection to me. Is it still edible?
02 Aug 14, Urmila Sriskanda (Australia - temperate climate)
I tried growing daikon from seed during winter but it did not grow. Would you plant the seeds into a seedling tray first or into the soil?
12 Aug 14, Chris (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Daikon don't transplant well, but you could grow them in seed tubes so they can be transplanted without any disturbance. The ground might have been too cold for them to germinate over winter. They are often planted in summer/autumn in cold regions.
24 Sep 14, Alexia (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Hi Tanya I found mine in the sprouting seed section of the seedsforafrica.co.za online shop. I have not grown them but only sprouted them and they are spicy! Having read this post I'm sowing them into my garden too. hope this helps.
01 Oct 14, Lerna Obaldo (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted daikon radish but the plants flowered. I have not harvested any. Someone said that the seeds I used are not pure. It is a DT Brown packet.
14 Oct 14, Jenny (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I too have planted daikon which have grown about a metre high and flowered but the radishes are only about 5 cm long and 1cm wide. Should I prune the leaves?
21 Jun 15, CĂ©line (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Is it normal for the daikon radish to be flowering now? Do I leave it until Fall, or harvest now. They are still quite small.
09 Oct 15, Aussie Bob (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Planted these in early May on the sunshine coast and got several large (15 cm diameter 40 cm long) radishes harvested in October. They seem to be very susceptible to tight soil i that will cause them to stunt as the ones in the bed with looser soil were much larger. Good sun exposure is a must or they will reach for the sun and grow twisted.
27 Feb 16, Amy (Australia - temperate climate)
I'm in Melbourne and I bought daikon seeds from Ceres in Brunswick East.
09 Jun 16, Ray Lilley (New Zealand - temperate climate)
It has been recommended we plant daikon to provide its nutrients for our olive trees. Can you recommend a good low-cost seed provider?
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