The Diakon variety is different from that of its smaller relatives as it lacks any vibrant colors and has a much milder flavor than that of its smaller more colorful relatives. This variety is great for stir-fry or pickling and has a crisp and tender texture.
How to Grow Diakon Radish
- Latin Name: Raphanus sativus longipinnatus
- Days to Maturity: 45-55
- Hardiness Zone: 2-11
- Soil: Friable, nutrient rich
- Temperature: Cooler
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Space: 2"
- Row Spacing: 5"
- Pests/disease: Flea beetles
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 2,400 Seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 11,060 Seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 39,400 Seeds
This elongated variety of radishes does well in cooler temperatures. It produces the highest crop yield when planted early spring to late summer when the temperatures are at their coolest. It is best to sow in raised garden beds, with loosened soil for the plants roots to grow freely. This variety of radish is one of the most brittle so when picking it is best to dig the fruit up rather then to pull on its leaves.