White Daikon Radish
 
 
 
 
Radish White Bitamin Daikon Seed Package PictureChinese Radish

English Name - Chinese Radish

Japanese Name - ビタミン大根 (bitamin daikon)

Picture - Chinese radish seeds
Picture - Chinese radishes ready for harvest
Picture - Harvested Chinese radishes
Picture - Seed package of another variety used this year

White radishes, AKA daikon in Japan, are definitely a cool season favorite. I put in a few different kinds during the first year on the island. They were completely wiped out compliments of a couple of typhoons. They were sown again and a few radishes of each kind were harvested.
Bitamin Daikon

Um pretty sure this is basically a vitamin radish....Japanese pronunciation being bitamin. These were among my favorite since half is green as opposed to the typically all white radish usually seen in Japan.

The taste was really good and I plan to put these in again if I can find the seeds online.

Picture - Bitamin radish ready for harvest.
Radish-White-Bitamin-Daikon-Harvest-Washed-PictureInteresting Radish

These radishes were very easy to grow and withstood the strong seasonal winds on the island.

The radishes were basically bug resistant with few damaged leaves.

Picture - Washed and ready to eat bitamin radishes.
Radish White Okura Daikon Seed Package PictureWhite Daikon Radish

English Name - White Daikon Radish

Japanese Name - 大蔵大根 (okura daikon)

Picture - White daikon radish seeds
Picture - White daikon radishes ready for harvest
Picture - Harvested white daikon radishes

This is a really white daikon.
Radish-White-Okura-Daikon-Harvest-Washed-PictureMostly White

Um okay these are not quite as white and beautiful as the seed package picture but they were delicious nonetheless.

Picture - Washed and ready to eat okura daikon.
Radish White Salada Komachi Hatsuka Daikon Seed Package PictureWhite Daikon Radish

English Name - White Daikon Radish

Japanese Name - サラダ小町二十日大根 (salada komachi hatsuka daikon)

Picture - White daikon radish seeds
Picture - White daikon radishes ready for harvest
Picture - Harvested white daikon radishes

This is more of a salad daikon and can be eaten fresh in a salad.
Radish White Salada Komachi Hatsuka Daikon Harvest Washed PictureSalad Daikon

These were actually pretty good both fresh and cooked.

Picture - Washed and ready to eat salad daikon.
Radish White Shogoin Daikon Seed Package PictureWhite Daikon Radish

English Name - White Daikon Radish

Japanese Name - 聖護院大根 (shogoin daikon)

Picture - White daikon radish seeds
Picture - White daikon radishes ready for harvest
Picture - Harvested white daikon radishes

This is more of a round daikon.
Radish-White-Shogoin-Daikon-Harvest-Washed-PictureRoundish Radishes

These daikon look a bit like small turnips.

Picture - Washed and ready to eat round radishes.
Radish White Tokinashi Daikon Seed Package PictureWhite Daikon Radish

English Name - White Daikon Radish

Japanese Name - 時なし大根 (tokinashi daikon)

Picture - White daikon radish seeds
Picture - White daikon radishes ready for harvest
Picture - Harvested white daikon radishes

More beautiful white radishes.
Radish-White-Tokinashi-Daikon-Harvest-Washed-PictureStandard Daikon

These white radishes are supposed to be the more traditional type of daikon, used in hot nabe pots. Um okay they are not exactly like the seed package picture.

Picture - Washed and ready to eat daikon radishes.
Resources

As an amateur farmer, I am constantly looking for information to make things easier, and to be more productive in my farms.

My best resource though is all of you REAL FARMERS out there. If you are growing white diakon radishes, please take some time and post a comment with your thoughts, suggestions, constructive criticism, and links to useful sites.

Your input will be greatly appreciated not only by me, but anyone else visiting this page. Thanking you ahead of time for posting.

For now check out the following links, which I found to be very useful.

Picture - White daikon radish seeds.
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http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/radish/growing-daikon-radishes.htm
http://www.growthis.com/how-to-grow-daikon/
Wikipedia - general information about daikon.
 
 
 
 
 
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