Description of usable traits of Japanese radish Raphanus sativus L. ssp. raphanistroides (Makino) in
Ewa Capecka, Andrzej Libik
Department of Vegetable Crops
Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland
The observations (1990-1992) concerned the cultivation of Japanese daikon
in field conditions near Cracow. Two radish cultivars Tokinashi and
Minowase Summer Cross F1, sown in June
and July, reached harvest maturity after about 60-80-day growing periods
without significant bolting. Tokinashi formed smaller storage roots than
Minowase Summer Cross. The mean crops of daikon's marketable roots were
556 dt/ha (Tokinashi) amd 719 dt/ha (Minowase). The Japanese radish proved
to be very resistant to sponginess, which appeared to be its great
advantage. On the other hand, it showed a significant tendency to develop
deformed storage roots and extreme vulnerability to cabbage fly invasion.
A properly prepared soil as well as a suitable protection against pests
seem to be of considerable importance in Japanese radish cultivation.
Capecka E., Libik A., 1993. Description of usable traits of japanese radish Raphanus
sativus L. ssp. raphanistroides (Makino) in field conditions. Folia Horticulturae V/2: 69-78.