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Old January 14, 2018   #1
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Default open pollinated Korean radishes

I'm wanting to cook Korean dishes and I want to save seeds from Korean radishes, but every where I look,there all hybrids.

I like the ones on Hollis and Nancy's Homestead YouTube channel, but they are hybrids😭
I saw one that's smaller purple,called Bravo,that would work,but hybridd

Anybody know where I can order some op seeds?
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Old January 14, 2018   #2
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Are you going to pickle them like in kimchi or cook them? We often sub Daikon radish for Korean radish, in Korean dishes.
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I found this on Johnny's site, it says it is OP:

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetable...sz=18&start=19
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Old January 15, 2018   #4
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I want something like "Mu"(?) I think it's Korean,anyway. I saw it on Hollis and Nancys channel, but they got the seeds from Kitazawa(Hybrids)
The purple is awesome,but hybrid....

Nancy uses it in stews,too.

I will check out Johnnys. It looks real close,but smaller. Thanks!
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The main difference between the mu & daikon is that the mu is more dense as it is not as juicy as the daikons. But if you look up recipes online many people just use the readily available daikon. Just a thought, but why don't you try cooking with daikon first, whatever the recipe is, and if you like it then stick with that till you find mu.
That one on Johnny's does look to be similar to the mu, in the description anyways.
You are right, so many seed sources are for hybrids. When I buy seeds in Japan for daikons nowadays, they are for hybrids too but the prices are so reasonable, like 50 cents a pack, I don't mind.
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Kitazawa Seed Co. in California has what you need.
http://www.kitazawaseed.com/

Very dependable and good seed company.
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Berryman, she wants op seeds, not hybrids. Does anyone know why these types of vegetables are all hybrids nowadays?
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Yes, peebee, I realized that, and if you look at the offerings there carefully, there is one under "Chinese radish". Green luobo which in Japanese is called daikon and in Korean is called mu, or moo, is just what the doctor ordered.
I think all the other hybrid daikons are because of vigor and uniformity.
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Yes I see it now, under the Chinese radish. Kitazawa offers more seeds for the same price approx. as Johnny's, so it is a better buy. I would never have thought to look for Chinese radishes but Korea & China are in close proximity and must use the same veggies but under different names. Thanks Berryman!
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