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John Master
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I have some nice big fat daikon growing, they do really well in my yard, I am going to shred and ferment them. Is there a best time to pick them, a time when the flavor is the best? Some have shot up flowers already.
 
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I think that...

Flavor is best when they are grown in cool weather, and the younger the better. But younger equals lower harvest weight.
They get fibrous when they start flowering. I don't like to eat fibrous radishes.

So for me, the best time to harvest is after the bulb has grown to a respectable size, but before the plant starts flowering.
 
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So what you are telling me is the best time to harvest is last week
 
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John Master wrote:So what you are telling me is the best time to harvest is last week


Yup. Or today...
 
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