TIMBAC 55: New Huge Korean Radish For The Highlands

TIMBAC 55: New Huge Korean Radish For The Highlands
A grandson of Augusto Martin holds a huge root of Timbac 55, a Korean radish variety introduced by Allied Botanical Corporation.

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.

TIMBAC 55: New Huge Korean Radish For The Highlands
Augusto Martin and his harvest of Timbac 55 Korean radish.

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: New Huge Korean Radish For The Highlands
The roots of the ordinary variety pales in comparison with the huge roots of Timbac 55.

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.)

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