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PlantFiles: Radish
Raphanus sativus 'Daikon'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Raphanus (RAF-an-us) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Daikon
Additional cultivar information: (aka Japanese Minowase)

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3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive aries44 On Apr 28, 2005, aries44 from Miami, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Plants germinated quickly and grew well in S. Fla. I liked the fairly mild taste better than many other radish types. Long root likes loose soil.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miami, Florida
Palmyra, Indiana
Vinton, Ohio
Fort Worth, Texas

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