Raphanus raphanistrum subs. sativus (50 days) F-1 hybrid. Wide plumb-bob–shaped 5" long x 2½" wide roots with gorgeous Easter egg bluish-purple skin and greenish-purple shoulders are “mini” only when compared to regular, long white daikons. Mini daikon is an oxymoron (dai means ‘big’)Topped by vibrant dark green leaves with short stems blushed purple-pink. Interior flesh is ringed deep purple with streaks through white meat merging into a purple sunburst core. All sizes, from small 3" up to the 9" bombs, have excellent crunchy tender raw texture and mildly spicy flavor. When cooked, Mini becomes firm and oh-so-sweet and savory with tangy hints of rutabaga. Excellent keeper: Elisabeth fermented the last of hers with fresh cilantro the following summer. They make magenta pickles. Note: expect 10% green-shouldered white off-type roots of same flavor and texture. ⑤
2277 Mini Purple
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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.
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
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