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Growing Daikon, also Japanese radish, Lo Bok

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

(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

19 Nov 12, Jean (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where an I buy Daikonseed in South Africa
10 Jun 13, Louise (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I buy white icicle radishes (a bit stronger flavour than the daikon) from
15 Sep 12, Geoff Horner (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted some Daikon several weeks ago but it just wilted an died. I gave it sufficient water. Any ideas?
27 Mar 12, Tanya (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can I get the seed please?
26 Mar 12, TT (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
You don't have to wait to the daikon to mature, thinning can be eaten like radish. the baby leaves are also editible.
23 Mar 12, gary bailey (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
wher can i buy the seeds in australia, i live in melbourne
26 Jul 15, Angela (Australia - temperate climate)
Bunnings sells them, I just bought some today- I also live in Melbourne :)
21 May 14, Lachlan (Australia - temperate climate)
Google daikon seeds Australia.
12 Aug 12, wayne (Australia - temperate climate)
I picked some up in my local nursery in shepparton. so Im guessing any good nursery would be able to supply
02 Oct 12, Kamenrider (Australia - temperate climate)
Daikon is the Japanese name for this Asian variety of white radish. Dai = Big and Kon = Root. We all know it is no root at all. So, when you go shopping for seeds, you can choose Asian White Radish, Daikon or Luo Pok. They mean the same thing. Normally, Daikon is the biggest, but favour is less intense than the smaller ones (7-8 inches). You can buy seeds online.
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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?

- Jenny

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