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Sakurajima Radish

Post  littlesapphire on 8/26/2011, 10:07 pm

Would you ever grow.... one of these?

Giant Radishes



Yes, my friends. Those giant white things laying on the ground are....radishes! Giant Sakurajima Daikon Radishes, to be exact. They can grow to be 100 pounds!

I'm so intrigued... And yet, I don't think my SFG is deep enough or big enough. I looked them up, and they take 80 from seed to harvest. Oh, but they look so interesting! Maybe I'll put them out in the yard somewhere...

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Re: Sakurajima Radish

Post  sherryeo on 8/26/2011, 10:18 pm

Wowzers, littlesapphire! I think you could feed several whole neighborhoods with just one of those radishes!

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Re: Sakurajima Radish

Post  shannon1 on 8/27/2011, 1:22 am

just remember those if we have a radish contest. You could always build a special box.

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Re: Sakurajima Radish

Post  Mamachibi on 8/27/2011, 9:30 am

I don't know. It is probably dry, hot and stringy. Nah, I'll stick to my marble-sized radishes, thanks!

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Re: Sakurajima Radish

Post  Denese on 8/27/2011, 9:47 am

Mamabichi wrote:

I don't know. It is probably dry, hot and stringy. Nah, I'll stick to my marble-sized radishes, thanks!


Actually, they're rather mild and not at all stringy. They're wonderful in soups and stews, as well as raw and pickled. Very Happy

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Re: Sakurajima Radish

Post  littlejo on 8/27/2011, 9:57 am

Gee, when you pull 1 to eat, you'll have to put a whole bucket of compost in the square! Jo

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Post  WardinWake on 8/27/2011, 10:18 am

http://www.reimerseeds.com/sakurajima-mammoth-radishes.aspx

50 Seeds $3.50

Lets see 50 seeds X 100 lbs per plant would be 5,000 lbs of radish!

God Bless Ward and Mary, where the hurricane is bring lots of rain.

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Re: Sakurajima Radish

Post  littlesapphire on 8/27/2011, 11:22 am

Lol, you guys are so funny! I will have to slyly suggest a radish growing contest next year and plant them. That would be very fun Twisted Evil

I may just go for it then! I've heard that they're pretty good, much like a regular daikon radish (which is sweet rather than spicy like western radishes are). Even if I just grow one, that would more than pay for the packet of seeds.

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Re: Sakurajima Radish

Post  Mamachibi on 8/27/2011, 3:06 pm

Now, see, I though daikon was the *hot* spicy component of kimchi?

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Re: Sakurajima Radish

Post  littlesapphire on 8/27/2011, 3:42 pm

Kimchi has chili paste and/or chili powder in it Very Happy

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/spicy-cabbage-kimchi/detail.aspx

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