- 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.
|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.|