WI-OSC Yellow

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 Yellow population is characterized by variation in the intensity of yellow color, or accumulation of xanthophylls, in the roots with occasional white and orange roots appearing. Some roots have green crowns. Roots vary in shape and are generally ‘Danvers’ or ‘Belgian’, with relatively pronounced shoulders and tapered roots. Tops are very strong and vigorous. Parental material included: Amarillo, Solar Yellow, Jaune du Doubs, and Yellow Sun. This population has been developed for two generations under organic growing conditions.

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