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 Danvers population has orange roots that are characterized by the pronounced shoulders and tapered shape of the ‘Danvers’ type. Tops are very vigorous. Parental material for this population included: Rotild, Scarlet Keeper, James Scarlet Intermediate, Danvers 126 Half-Long, Sovereign, Oranje, Rolanka, Touchon, Danvers 126, Coral II, Prodigy, St. Valery, Sweetness III, Pot o’ Gold, Rodelika, King Midas, and Rothild. This population has been developed for two generations under organic growing conditions.