Radish - Korean Sushiro (Raphanus sativus) Open Pollinated Daikon Altari Korean Radishes Non GMO Vegetable
Yes, another Hybrid...but this one is a keeper!
Sushiro radishes are a Korean variety that are mild and pleasant in flavor and still perfectly crisp and bright. This variety is also known as Altari Korean radishes. This variety can be used anywhere you normally use radishes.
Try Sushiro in salads for a fresh crunch without the usual bitter flavor that comes with typical radishes. Thin slices of radishes are also great as a garnish for soups and is very common in some cuisines! Pickled radishes are also amazing; the pickling adds to the radishes’ natural crunch and brightness and makes it even better. Try it in kimchee too!
- Full sun
- 55 to 60 days to maturity in spring and 35 to 40 days to maturity in fall
- Plant seeds an inch apart and thin to three inches apart 10 days after seedlings emerge. Radishes mature quickly, so not much care is needed besides careful watering.
- Direct sowing recommended. Before you plant the seeds, you want to make sure you prepare your soil. Daikon radishes grow best in soil with a pH of 5.8-6.8. Although their roots can loosen compacted soil, they grow best where soil is already loose.
- Sow one seed every inch in rows 12-18 in apart.
- Plant in successive waves for more harvests.
- Harvest: after the recommended days to maturity, grab the leaves of the radishes as close to the soil as possible. Pull firmly to get your radishes out of the soil. These radishes are large, so you may have to pull quite hard!
- If you find that your radish tops keep breaking before you get the roots out of the soil, be sure you’re pulling as low as possible. If you still struggle, use a hoe or shovel to loosen the ground around the roots.
- Seed Count: 1 gr