How to grow Daikon

Daikon grow and care – leaf plant of the genus Raphanus also known as Daikon radish, Daikon is an annual or biennial plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10 in autumn planting

Leaves edible the shape pinnatisect deep lobes with oval top and grow in radial structure, the color green

Flowers small white-purple that grow on inflorescence

Daikon roots

Root edible color is white with peel white-yellow, the shape elongated

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How to grow Daikon growing and care:

Moist, mulch, little cold weather

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need to know when to pick it that the root won’t be fibrous

Planting season:
Autumn-winter – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, delia radicum, cabbage root fly

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No needs

Size of the plant?
Blossom stem 0.5-1 m (20-40 inches), root 10-80 cm (4-32 inches), leaf 20-50 cm (8-20 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White-purple flowers grow on inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
In cold area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the stem, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves, better not to trim the leaves before the root picked up

Information about leaves:
Pinnatisect deep lobes shape leaf with oval top and grow in radial structure, the color green

Uses of Daikon leaves:
Salad, cooked

Edible Roots

Information about roots:
Root edible color is white with peel white-yellow, the shape elongated

When to pull up roots:
In cold area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter

Uses of Daikon roots:
Eat raw, salad, pickled

Scientific name:

Raphanus sativus

How to grow Daikon

Daikon root

Growing Daikon root

Harvesting Daikon root


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Pickles
  • Salad
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Biennial plant
  • Leaf plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9