17 August 2018 Lunch (Chinese Radish) (Raphanus sativus)


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17 August 2018 Lunch (Chinese Radish) (Raphanus sativus)
Posted on August 17, 2018 by Durgan
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A row of (Chinese Radish) (Raphanus sativus) was planted on 10 July 2018. I pulled one and baked it with a Yukon Gold potato for lunch to see if it had merit. It has. It was very similar to the potato and will easily get twice as large. I was introduced to the cultivar by a Chinese person. Apparently they are a cool weather plant.
 
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Grew daikon a few years back, massive production. Tried to use them a bunch of different ways. Ended up letting most of them go to seed. Not even the cattle would eat them.
 
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Today was my second go at eating the radish. I see little difference between the potato and radish. There are about thirty growing in the garden now. I am planning on putting some in the root cellar and possibly make some into juice.
 
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Perhaps it is your growing conditions. Never had one come anywhere near potato.
 
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One of my daughters lives in Japan this is what she wrote.

Daikon are very very cheap here , and usually giant like the biggest turnip you've ever seen. i think they have a nice mild taste.
We eat daikon all the time here--sometimes in soup cut up like a potato, and often grated as a garnish with soy sauce.
 

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