Small White Radish SEEDS – Iwai Daikon, Asian Vegetable -Japanese Unique Radish
Daikon Radish - Iwai DaikonUnique for its small size, this traditional Japanese radish has long been a favorite for New Year’s celebrations. The long white root grows to a slender 1" diameter at the base of a clump of lovely green leaves. It carries the designation Yamato yasai, which means it has been selected as a Nara traditional vegetable.
CULTURE:Daikon radishes require friable, well drained soils with a pH range of 5.8-6.8. Work soil deeply, in raised beds if possible, for straight roots and ease of harvest. Sow 2" apart, thinning to 4-6" apart, rows 24" apart. Note planting seasons in variety HARVEST AND STORAGE:Daikons are brittle; fork or undermine and lift roots carefully. Cut tops 2" above crowns, wash, and refrigerate. Daikons can be stored at 32°F (0°C) and 95% relative humidity for 6-10 weeks.