A new Korean radish that produces huge roots in the highlands was recently introduced by Allied Botanical Corporation. The root is more than 8 inches long with a diameter of no less than 4 inches. One root weighs almost a kilo.
One of the first farmers to grow the new hybrid is Augusto Martin of Km 55, Mt. Timbac, Atok, Benguet. Martin is so happy about the good results of his crop planted on a half-hectare property.
Timbac 55 has a crisp and firm flesh with a mild radish flavor. It has a mild sugary taste which makes it ideal for salads. The variety’s big roots are uniform with thick and smooth creamy skin. The plant does not bolt (flower) easily that’s why it can develop big roots. Timbac 55 can be harvested in 60 to 70 days after planting. (Photos by JP Yap Jr.)