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 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

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.
30 Nov 13, Rick (USA - Zone 4a climate)
What causes the black ring I smetimes get in my daikon?
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?
05 Mar 13, gary bailey (Australia - arid climate)
i tried to locates seeds, but no luck. can you provide me address.
01 Mar 16, Julie (Australia - temperate climate)
Just a hint if your looking for Daikon seeds. I purchased a pack under the name Daikon in Bunnings with about 20 seeds in it, it was marketed as an exotic species and so the price was high. But if you look for 'white radish' seeds (check the botanical name is exactly the same as the ones labled 'Daikon') you can get 5 times the amount of seeds for half the price.
03 May 14, D JAMES (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
you can try eden or green harvest seeds if not I have some
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?
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
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