Daikon Radish Seeds | Long White Radish Japanese Radish
Daikon Radish is a deep-rooted forage radish that will make an outstanding winter cover crop. The deep taproot of the large rooted plant can help break up the tough compacted soil, improve water infiltration, suppresses weeds, eliminate pests, and store nitrogen. When planting daikon radish seed as a cover crop, the benefits will be optimized if planted in late summer:
Name: Radish Seeds - Japanese Minowase Daikon Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus Life Cycle: Annual Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Sun Planting Season: Cool Season Plant Type: Root Vegetable Features: Heirloom, Good for Microgreens, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing, Container Garden Fruit Size: Up to 24" long Days to Maturity: Under 30 Days Plant Spacing: 2-3 inches Planting Depth: 1/2 inch Sowing Method: Direct Sow
Daikon is a Japanese word meaning 'large root'. Member of the mustard family, it is also used to open up soils and improve water penetration with its long, deep, thick taproots.
Daikon Radish will thrive in any one of the three climate zones when planted during the late summer or early fall. Seed at a rate of 10 to 15 lbs. per acre, and fertilize at a rate of 300 lbs. per acre with a 19-19-19 fertilizer (equal parts nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium). Cover seed at a depth of half-an-inch.