Raphanus raphanistrum subs. sativus (55 days) Open-pollinated. Unique miniature daikon radish with striking lime-green flesh grows 6–9" long and 1–3" wide. The above-ground exposed shoulders turn a deep green while the tips remain white. Fine-grained, crisp and sweet. Clayton Carter says it has a “distinct green-apple flavor.” Used in Asia for salads, cooking and pickling. David Nonnenmacher suggests trying a slice on homemade bread slathered with butter. Green Meat and Misato Rose keep in his root cellar until May. ①
2268 Green Meat - Organic
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About 2,900-3,000 seeds/oz.
Daikon means ‘big root’ in Japanese. Can be stored in the root cellar like carrots and beets in slightly moistened sand or layered into damp raked leaves.
About 2,100-2,900 seeds/oz.
Culture: Winter radishes are slower-growing than the quick summer kind. Many grow deeper roots than summer radishes, often cylindrical in shape. Use wire hoops and row cover to keep out flea beetles. Thin to 6" apart. They hold much longer than summer radishes but if they start to bolt, pinch off the tops. Ideal in late September and October from an early August planting, and can be stored for winter in a root cellar like carrots and beets in slightly moistened sand or layered in damp raked leaves.
Days to maturity are from date of seeding
Disease: FY: Fusarium Yellows
Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of radishes into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis due to quarantine
For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.