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 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

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
22 Jun 16, Ray Smith (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
If the radish bolt and flower what's next pull the Radish up.
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?
27 Feb 16, Amy (Australia - temperate climate)
I'm in Melbourne and I bought daikon seeds from Ceres in Brunswick East.
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.
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.
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I'd like to grow daikon but live in tropical zone. Can you suggest any particular seed that is better suited to hot climate?

- Cindy

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