Urban Bounty Seed Packets next to a green dish filled with dark brown Mini Purple Daikon  (Lo Bok) Seeds

Daikon (Mini Purple) Radish Seeds

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Grow this cheerful colourful blend of radishes for your table.  Urban Bounty Mini Purple Daikon Radish Seed Packets contain approximately 90 seeds - plenty for a small garden. 

What are Daikon Radishes (Lo Bok, Japanese Radish)? 

Daikon radish are a cool-loving root vegetable often used in North Asian cuisine.  This is a mini variety with a squat root with a deep purple skin (one or two of your radishes may revert to a white colour).  The flesh of the mini purple Daikon is white streaked with purple and the leaves are green. 

Mini Daikons are the perfect addition to your Asian cuisine garden and can also be grown in a pot. You won't regret adding this handy Asian flavour bomb to your kitchen garden!

Culinary Uses for Daikon Radish (Lo Bok, Japanese Radish)

Mini Daikon Radishes are perfect for making kimchi or pickles.  (Making Kimchi is easier than you think with one of our Goodlife Fermentation Jars).  As part of the Mustard family, daikon radishes also add a punchy mustard flavour to flavours - finely slice in the raw vegetable, or amp it up by adding the leaves too.  Sliced raw daikon adds a crunchy texture to noodles or with sashimi.

Growing Conditions - Mini Purple Daikon Radish (Lo Bok, Japanese Radish) 

   

Daikon is an easy-care cool weather plant - it is best sown in autumn, but you can try sowing in very early spring at a pinch.  It is also very hard and will survive a light frost or a drought once established. Daikon Radish likes free-draining sandy loam and a partly shady spot that is sheltered from harsh wind.  If your soil is too rich and has too much nitrogen you will find that your Radishes grow lots of leaves but small roots.

Water Daikon daily or twice daily in hot weather.  (Aim for a fine but thorough mist that moistens the soil, rather than a heavy drenching.) Marigolds and spring onions make good companion plants for Daikon.   

Growing Instructions - Mini Purple Daikon Radish Seeds

  • Direct sow: Early spring or early autumn (2 seeds per hole, 25 seeds per 30 cm)
  • Spacing: 15 cm apart  
  • Sowing depth: 5 mm 
  • Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy while seeds are germinating
  • Germination: 4 - 10 days
  • Thin at seedling stage - pinch out the smaller of each seedling pair
  • Protect from slugs and snails
  • Harvest: 50 days 

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

       

      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.

       

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