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Mini Purple Daikon Radish
(50 days) F-1 hybrid. Wide plumb-bob–shaped 5" long by 2½" wide roots with gorgeous Easter egg bluish-purple skin and greenish-purple shoulders are “mini” only when compared to regular, long white daikons. Mini daikon is an oxymoron (dai means ‘big’)Topped by vibrant dark green leaves with short stems blushed purple-pink. Interior flesh is ringed deep purple with streaks through white meat merging into a purple sunburst core. All sizes, from small 3" up to the 9" bombs, have excellent crunchy tender raw texture and mildly spicy flavor. When cooked, Mini becomes firm and oh-so-sweet and savory with tangy hints of rutabaga. Note: expect 10% green-shouldered white off-type roots of same flavor and texture. ⑤
Daikon means ‘big root’ in Japanese, and more acreage there is planted to daikons than any other vegetable. See also Saisai Leaf, Green Meat.
⅛ oz packet sows 12½ ft; 1 oz sows 100 ft. Radishes average 2,500 seeds/oz.
Culture: Minimum germination temperature 40°, optimal range 55–85°.
Disease: FY: Fusarium Yellows
Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of radishes into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.