Crop: Carrot (Daucus carota)
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
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 Chantenay population is a diverse breeding population with Chantenay type roots. The parents of this population were: Chantenay Royal, Red- Cored Chantenay, Caracas, Short and Sweet, Sweet Treat, and Big Top. Roots are characterized by large shoulders with a wide diameter at the crown. Roots are tapered, short and have a blunt tip. Tops are very vigorous. This population has been developed for two generations under organic growing conditions.