Growing Daikon, also Japanese radish, Lo Bok

Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus : Brassicaceae / the mustard or cabbage family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec

(Best months for growing Daikon in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • P = Sow seed
  • Easy to grow. Direct in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 6 inches apart
  • Harvest in 8-10 weeks. Dig daikon carefully. They are rather brittle..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Chervil, cress,lettuce, leeks, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes
  • Avoid growing close to: Gherkins, hyssop

Your comments and tips

27 Mar 12, Tanya (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can I get the seed please?
26 Sep 21, Chantal brand (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I would like to know where to buy the seeds
15 Sep 12, Geoff Horner (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted some Daikon several weeks ago but it just wilted an died. I gave it sufficient water. Any ideas?
19 Nov 12, Jean (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where an I buy Daikonseed in South Africa
10 Jun 13, Louise (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I buy white icicle radishes (a bit stronger flavour than the daikon) from
05 Mar 13, gary bailey (Australia - arid climate)
i tried to locates seeds, but no luck. can you provide me address.
03 May 14, D JAMES (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
you can try eden or green harvest seeds if not I have some
01 Mar 16, Julie (Australia - temperate climate)
Just a hint if your looking for Daikon seeds. I purchased a pack under the name Daikon in Bunnings with about 20 seeds in it, it was marketed as an exotic species and so the price was high. But if you look for 'white radish' seeds (check the botanical name is exactly the same as the ones labled 'Daikon') you can get 5 times the amount of seeds for half the price.
03 Jun 13, (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Where can I get seeds. I live in Regina Sk.
12 Jul 14, (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
I've seen them at Walmarts in Edmonton, McKenzie brand.
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