WI-OSC Nantes

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 Nantes population is a diverse breeding population with Nantes type roots. The ‘Nantes’ population has orange roots with the typical narrow shoulders, cylindrical shape, and blunt tip that characterize the ‘nantes’ shape. Tops range in vigor and were generally less strong than the other populations. Parental material used to develop this population included: Baby Babette, Bolero, Nantes Mini Core, Tendersweet, Necoras, Merida, Jeannette, Negovia, Scarlet Nantes, Yaya, Bilbo, Jerada, Brilliance, Resistafly, Nantes Half- Long, Nantindo, Nectar, Starica, and Flyaway. This population has been developed for two generations under organic growing conditions.

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