WI-OSC Chantenay

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


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.

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