Will flea beetles go after Daikon radish ?

AMKuska

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I eat Daikon's regularly. They have a much milder flavor. They're not spicy at all, and have a soft turnip sort of flavor. I use them in place of potatoes in some dishes since they're so mild. They're also delicious pickled.

I'm not sure about the flea beetles. Sorry! I do know cabbage maggots will eat them.
 

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It would really surprise me if the flea beetles didn't go after the daikon radish.

They chew on all the brassicas and especially like the more common radish.

The way I have eaten daikon is in Vietnamese sandwiches. I tried a daikon variety in the garden that was supposed to be for use a greens crop. Planting early, planting late - it didn't work. With little leaf growth, the plants too quickly bolted to seed ... so I had some seed pods to enjoy. They were growing in the home garden where flea beetles are not much of a problem. In the big veggie garden - they are out there in big numbers every year. Perhaps, because of the wild mustard and alfalfa which is available even if they don't happen onto my garden plants.

Steve
 

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