WI-OSC Ball

WI-OSC Ball

Crop: Carrot (Daucus carota)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Irwin Goldman, Claire Luby University of Wisconsin-Madison

OSSI Pledge Date: 5/31/2016

Release Date: 5/31/2016

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Breeding Population

Description

The goal of breeding the Wisconsin Open Source Composite populations was to take commercially available cultivars that had freedom to operate for breeding and create diverse carrot populations based on market class and root color. These composite populations are meant to represent some of the diversity present in commercially available carrot germplasm that is available to use in breeding. The WI-OSC Ball population is orange in color and has generally round, ball shaped roots. Roots vary slightly in shape with some that are truly round and others that were slightly longer. Parental material included: Parmex, Round Romeo, Atlas, Thumbelina, Tonda di Parigi, and Parisienne. This population has been developed for two generations under organic growing conditions.

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