Raphanus sativus var. Longipinnatus
Here is the Daikon Radish, Raphanus sativus var. Longipinnatus. It is a mild flavored winter radish, Raphanus sativus usually characterized by fast-growing leaves and a long, white, napiform root. Originally native to Southeast or continental East Asia. This varieties grows well at lower elevations. Daikon that has been shredded and dried is called kiriboshi-daikon. Roots can get to 10 inches long and are white sometime with light green tops when above ground. Plants can reach 5 feet tall if left out for second year for seed. It is a great choice for eating as sprouts. Open pollinated, 40 to 60 days or 2 years for seeds.
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