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Daikon Oil Seed Forage Radish - Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus

Daikon Radish Seed

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Daikon Radish Seed
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1 ACRE = 43,560 SQ FT
$6.50 - $87.00

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Daikon Oil Seed Forage Radishes are grown for most grazing animals and wildlife. Due to their rapid growth, Radishes are used as a conservation crop to retain soil after crops are removed. Radishes will die over the winter and release nutrients in the spring, serving a duel purpose.

Non-GMO Seed

Supported Species

Cattle, sheep, and deer.

Northern Zone Planting Dates

April 1 - May 31;

July 1 - August 31

Transitional Zone Planting Dates

March 15 - May 15;

July 15 - September 15

Southern Zone Planting Dates

March 1 - April 30;

August 1 - September 30

Maturity 45 - 60 days
Height When Mature 1 - 3 feet
When to Plant Plant in cooler temperatures when adequate soil moisture is available.

Planting Depth

1/8 - 1/4 inch

Amount of Sunlight


Soil pH

5.4 - 7.0


Perform a soil test for exact recommendations.


Moderate protein levels.


High sugar content with moderate fiber, mineral, and protein levels.

Primary Usage

Cover crops, forage, and wildlife.

How to Plant

Radishes can be installed with drill, no-till drill, hand seeder or broadcast spreader. Seeds need to be covered with soil and pressed or packed to ensure seed to soil contact. See 'How To' tab for more details.



Seeding Rate: 7 - 10 lbs. / acre alone OR 2 - 4 lbs. / acre mixed