Characteristics:

 

  • It is planted because of the thickened roots .
  • The cultivar Nooitgedacht has a long growing season that will not flower and form early seed.
  • Radish is normally a winter and autumn planting fodder .
  • Japanese radish is resistant to cold and are not affected by frost, it grows best in cool parts with reliable rainfall from January to April.
  • Japanese radish grows best on light soils, sandy and loamy soils, it doesn’t performs very well on soils that has resulted water logging.
  • It promotes water infiltration, aerates ground and alleviates soil compaction.
  • Sow at a soil temperature of not lover than 10ºC.
  • Japanese radish has a potential DM yield of 12-14t/ha.
  • Sowing rate: 4kg/ha
  • Gives good production during winter, roots and leaves can be fed. A succulent feed for animals for the dry months if pasture under irrigation is insufficient or non existent.

 

CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS
SEEDING
KG/HA
RAINFALL
MM/YEAR
SUITED
REGIONS
PLANTING
MONTHS
SOIL 
Japanese Radish Nooitgedacht 3-5 450mm+ per year The whole of South Africa Jan – March Adapted to a wide range of soil types especially light soils to loam soils. Prefer soils with a high moisture content.

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