|Subspecies||R. sativus subsp. longipinnatus|
|Cultivar group||White radish|
|Literal meaning||"White radish "|
|Literal meaning||Wae radish|
Daikon (Japanese for 'big root') or mooli, Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus, 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[when?] available internationally. In some locations daikon is planted for its ability to break up compacted soils and recover nutrients, but not harvested.