For a daikon stunner, try the large white Miyashige radish. This winter radish takes up to 60 days from seed to harvest, but it can be stored for eight weeks or more over the winter. This variety is frost-tolerant so you can sow mid-summer for a fall crop without worry. Miyashige radishes taste slightly spicy and grow 12 to 18 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide.
Days to maturity
- 60 days
- Full sun in spring/fall and partial/full shade in summer
- 5.8 to 6.8
- Zones 2 to 9 (shade cloth may be needed in higher zones)
- Plants: 6 inches apart
- Rows: 12 to 18 inches apart
- 1 inch per week
- Don’t attempt to grow in containers or sow indoors
- Harvest when leaves are 12 to 18 inches long
- Germinate in soil that is 65 to 85 degrees F
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