|Subspecies||R. sativus subsp. longipinnatus|
|Cultivar group||White radish|
Radishes in Okage Yoko-chō, Japan
|Literal meaning||"White radish "|
|Literal meaning||Wae radish|
Daikon (大根, literally 'big root'), Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus, also known by many other names depending on context, is a mild-flavored winter radish usually characterized by fast-growing leaves and a long, white, napiform root. Originally native to continental East Asia, daikon is harvested and consumed throughout the region, as well as in South Asia, and is now available internationally. In some locations, daikon may be planted but not harvested, for its ability to break up compacted soils and recover nutrients.