WI-OSC White

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 White population is characterized by white colored roots and green shoulders. Roots are generally ‘Belgian’ shaped, with large cylindrical roots and tapered tips. This population has very vigorous tops and large roots. Parental material for this population included: Lunar White, Snow White, White Satin, White Belgian, and White Kuttiger. This population has been developed for two generations under organic growing conditions.

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