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CHANTENAY KAROO OPEN POLLINATED CARROT (Prices from)
CHANTENAY KAROO OPEN POLLINATED CARROT (Prices from)

CHANTENAY KAROO OPEN POLLINATED CARROT (Prices from)

Regular price
R 90.00
Sale price
R 90.00

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • SPRING TO MID-SUMMER SOWING
  • NOT PRONE TO CRACKING
  • GOOD FIELD HOLDING ABILITY

Chantenay Karoois an excellent, widely adapted, open pollinated carrot variety, suitable for home gardening purposes and for the production of bunched carrots.  Chantenay Karoois a medium maturing variety witha good field holding potential as it is not prone to cracking and bolting – the latter is an advantage because the roots could be harvested over an extended period.  Chantenay Karoo produces wedge shaped roots with a semi blunt tip and a strong stem attachment, making it ideal for the bunched carrot market.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Best suited for spring to mid-summer sowings, however can be produced throughout the year in frost free areas.
  • Contact a Sakata area representative for a local carrot sowing guide.

DESCRIPTION

CHARACTERISTIC*: CHANTENAY KAROO
KIND: Open pollinated carrot (Daucus carotaL.)
TYPE: Chantenay
SOWING SEASON: Spring to mid-summer
MATURITY: Medium
Warm season: 95 – 115 days from sowing
Cool season: 120 – 135 days from sowing
ROOT DIMENSIONS: Length: 18 – 25 cm
Diameter at the top (shoulder):  3.0 – 4.0 cm
Note: Root size is influenced by the plant population
ROOT SHAPE AND TIP: Wedge with semi-blunt tip
ROOT UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Average
EXTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Orange
INTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Orange
ROOT CORE COLOUR AND SIZE: Orange and average sized
ROOT SKIN SMOOTHNESS: Average
ROOT TASTE/BRIX (SUGAR CONTENT): Sweet, average BRIX
TOP/FOLIAGE HEALTH AND HABIT: Vigorous with semi-prostrate foliage to flagging
TOP/FOLIAGE HEIGHT: Medium, 25 – 30 cm
TOP/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
LEAF ATTACHMENT: Strong
BOLTING REACTION: Average bolting tolerance
DISEASE RESISTANCE (SCIENTIFIC): None claimed
FIELD HOLDING ABILITY: Good
YIELD POTENTIAL: Average to good
SUGGESTED SOWING DENSITY: Density depends on the season, size requirement of the roots and the target market/uses of the final product, however we suggest: 1 200 000 to 2 000 000 seeds per hectare or alternatively 2 to 3.5kg of seed per hectare
MARKET USES: Bunched and home garden
SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKS: Good field holding ability

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