There are no U.S. grade standards for Daikon. These instructions have been developed by the Fresh Products Branch to assist officially licensed inspectors in making inspections, writing certificates and to assist in the proper identification of specialty type fruits and vegetables.
Daikon (Chinese Turnip, Japanese Radish, Mullang) is a root native to China and Japan, it is in season throughout the year. Three distinct types or varieties are grown: spherical, oblong and cylindrical. The oblong variety is preferred by the Chinese; the large, long and round varieties by the Japanese. The small variety is marketed in bunches of 4 to 6 roots and the larger variety in bunches of 1 to 4, depending upon the size of each root.
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