Alpine, with its half-long 5-6" by 2-2 1/2" roots, is the most common type grown in Korea. The smooth, attractive roots are white with green shoulders, and are sweeter than the long, white Japanese types. A better choice than the long types for rocky soils and better flavor, especially in warm weather. Bolt tolerance makes it suitable for spring and summer sowings. For fresh use, pickling, and storage. Avg. 40,200 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.
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 10 seeds/ft., thinning to 4-6" apart, rows 18" apart. Note planting seasons in variety descriptions to reduce bolting. 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. AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATES: 1 oz./260', 3.9 oz./1,000', 5 1/4 lb./acre at 6 seeds/ft. in rows 24" apart, or 7 lb./acre in rows 18" apart. SIZED SEEDS: All seeds are unsized. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 23,400-51,500 (avg. 38,600). PACKET: 100 seeds, sows 16-17'.