Radish (大根 Daikon) is a type of vegetable Goku and Chi-Chi are seen growing in Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! and Dragon Ball Super.
Goku and Chi-Chi began growing radishes in their garden after Kid Buu's defeat. When deciding who was going to battle Abo and Kado, the Dragon Team pulled radishes from the garden in order to see who got to fight, with the longest being the winner. Each participant pulled radishes very different from each other; for example, the radish Master Roshi pulled was shaped like the body of a female, which caused him to have a nose bleed. Trunks ended up pulling the longest and went on to fight the evil duo, soon joined by Goten.
During the closing sequence of the film, Abo and Kado join the Z Fighters and their friends at Mr. Satan's ruined banquet, where they are seen eating Goku and Chi-Chi's radishes.
In the Dragon Ball Super opening Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!, Goku and Goten are harvesting radishes when they pull out a really large one that causes a mess of the field angering Chi-Chi over their carelessness causing her to berate them before chasing after them as Oolong, Master Roshi, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Yamcha watch nearby.
Video Game Appearances
"A radish that Goku and Chi-Chi raised, which was used in the radish pulling competition to determine who would get to fight Avo and Cado."
— Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 accessory description
- The name of Goku's brother, Raditz, is a pun on "radish". This is due to the Saiyan names of Goku, brother, and parents being based on root vegetables (carrot, radish, burdock, & onion).
- As a result, it is somewhat ironic that Goku ended up becoming a radish farmer.