Brings a surprise inside its peel: It's an unremarkable white-light-green on the outside but on the inside a brilliant red-rose flesh which is unusually sweet and tasty. The root is ball-shaped and gets about 5-8 cm wide with quite strong dark-green tops. Misato Rose yields the best crop when sown in late summer. It can take some frost and be kept far into spring. A portion contains about 200 seeds. MOFGA-certified seed. See under Info etc. - Ecologically grown seeds.
|Scientific name:||Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus|
|Botanic family:||The Mustard Family - Brassicaceae|
|Days to maturity:||50|
|Sowing depth:||1–2 cm|
|Germination time:||4–7 days|
|Plant spacing:||15–20 cm|
|Row spacing:||35–50 cm|
|Plant location:||Sun–Half shade|
SowingSow 1-2 cm deep! Modern slow-to-bloom hybrids should be sown in early spring. The normal seed-consistent standard sorts, like Misato Rose, should be sown from mid July because of their tendency to bloom under our many hours of light in summer which delights the bees enormously. Roots for storage should be sown in mid July.
SpacingThin out to 15-20 cm of mutual space and keep 35-50 cm between the rows.
HarvestBegin harvesting as soon as the daikons have reached edible size. Roots for storage should be harvested in late autumn and treated in the same way as carrots. Daikon can take some frost but must thaw out completely before harvest.
Roots which are blooming because of too early sowing are not lost. On the contrary, the seed-pods are thick and plump and very spicily delicious, fresh or cooked
Seed50-80 seeds/1g, one portion sows several meters, and about 20 g sows 100 m and 500-800 g for 1000 m2.
A portion contains about 200 seeds.