Quick reference guide
Variety Type Maturity warm season*

(days)

Maturity cool season*

(days)

Sowing season* Shape

&

tip @

Colour* Core

**

Skin smooth-ness* Top habit

***

Stem attach-ment

***

Disease reaction # Bolting

Reaction*

Comment
Ad Mj Eh
Tentacion

Nantes 95 – 100 100 – 120 Year round D Dark orange Very good Very good Very

strong

Very strong       Very slow All year round sowing with an excellent yield potential and excellent quality
Nativa

Chantenay 85 – 95 Summer to early autumn D Dark orange Very good Very

good

Very

strong

Very strong IR HR IR Fair Very early maturing with a high resistance to Nematodes with an excellent yield potential and excellent quality
Javelin

Nantes / Bercilum 85 – 100 110 – 120 Spring and

late summer

C Medium orange Good Very

good

Very

strong

Medium strong IR     Slow Sweet, uniform carrot.  Widely adapted with intermediate resistance to Alternaria leaf blight
Samantha
Long Nantes 85 – 100 110 – 120 Spring and autumn D – E Medium orange Fair Good Strong Very strong IR     Slow Excellent pre-packing or bunching carrot for spring and autumn planting
Little Finger
(Open pollinated)

Amsterdam 60 – 80 90 – 100 Year round A Orange Fair Fair Fair Medium       Slow Home garden, baby and young carrot market
Kuroda
(Open pollinated)

Kuroda 95 – 105 110 – 120 Spring to summer G Medium orange Good Very good Very strong Strong       Fair Excellent for bunching and possibility for the baby or young carrot market. Sakata quality selection. Suitable for warm season production
Scarlet Nantes
(Open pollinated)

Nantes 65 – 70 70 – 80 Autumn D Orange Good Fair Fair Medium       Very slow Home gardens, fresh market and possibility for the baby or young carrot market
Cape Market
(Open pollinated)

Nantes 85 – 100 90 – 120 Autumn D – H Orange Fair Fair Strong Very strong       Slow Strong vigorous grower and widely adapted
Chantenay Karoo
(Open pollinated)

Chantenay 95 – 105 110 – 120 Spring to mid- summer F Orange Fair Fair Fair Strong       Fair Good field holding ability, good cracking tolerance and widely adapted

* Characteristics given are affected by production methods such as soil type, nutrition, planting population, planting date and climatic conditions. Please read disclaimer.

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# Disease reaction key:
IR:  Intermediate resistance      HR: High resistance

Abbreviation Common disease name Pathogen name
Ad Alternaria leaf blight Alternaria dauci
Eh Powdery mildew Erysiphe heraclei
Mj Nematodes Meloidogyne javanica

Sowing Guides

Brits, Groblersdal & Marble Hall
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
HYBRID
Javelin ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °      
Nativa ° °                   ° ° °
Samantha   ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °      
Tentation ° ° °       ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
OPEN POLLINATED
Cape Market   ° ° °                
Chantenay Karoo                 ° ° ° °
Kuroda °               ° ° ° °
Little Finger ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet Nantes   ° ° °                

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in carrot

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature fluctuations
Eastern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
NANTES
Javelin ° ° ° °           ° ° °
Nativa ° ° °               ° °
Samantha   ° ° ° °              
Tentation ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
IMPERATOR
Columbia   ° ° ° °     ° ° °    

Factors causing physiological disorders in carrot

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature fluctuations
Free State
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
HYBRID
Javelin °                 ° ° °
Nativa ° °                 ° °
Samantha ° ° ° °           ° °    
Tentation ° ° ° °           ° ° ° ° °
OPEN POLLINATED
Cape Market ° °               ° ° °
Chantenay Karoo ° °               ° ° °
Kuroda ° °               ° ° °
Little Finger ° ° ° °           ° ° °    
Scarlet Nantes ° ° ° °           ° °      

Factors causing physiological disorders in carrot

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature fluctuations
Highveld & Tarlton (Bapsfontein, Skeerpoort, Rondebult)
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
HYBRID
Javelin ° °           ° ° ° ° °
Nativa ° °                   ° °
Samantha   ° ° °       ° °      
Tentation ° ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °
OPEN POLLINATED
Cape Market ° °               ° ° °
Chantenay Karoo ° °               ° ° °
Kuroda ° °               ° ° °
Little Finger ° ° ° °           ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet Nantes ° ° ° °           ° °      

Factors causing physiological disorders in carrot

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature fluctuations
KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Region
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
NANTES
Javelin     ° ° °              
Nativa ° ° °               ° °
Samantha     ° ° °              
Tentation ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
IMPERATOR
Columbia     ° ° °              

Factors causing physiological disorders in carrot

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature fluctuations
KwaZulu-Natal Interior Region
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
NANTES
Javelin   ° ° ° °              
Nativa ° ° °               ° °
Samantha   ° ° ° °              
Tentation ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
IMPERATOR
Columbia     ° ° °              

Factors causing physiological disorders in carrot

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature fluctuations
North West
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
NANTES
Javelin ° ° °         ° °      
Nativa ° ° °                  
Samantha     ° ° °              
Tentation ° ° ° ° °     ° ° ° ° °
IMPERATOR
Columbia   ° ° ° °     ° °      

Factors causing physiological disorders in carrot

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature fluctuations
Northern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
NANTES
Javelin ° ° °             ° ° °
Nativa ° ° °                  
Samantha   ° ° ° °       °      
Tentation ° ° ° ° °     ° ° ° ° °
IMPERATOR
Columbia   ° ° ° °     ° ° °    

Factors causing physiological disorders in carrot

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature fluctuations
Western Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
HYBRID
Javelin ° ° ° ° °       ° ° ° °
Nativa ° °                 ° °
Samantha   ° ° ° °       ° °    
Tentation ° ° ° ° °       ° ° ° ° °
OPEN POLLINATED
Cape Market ° °               ° ° °
Chantenay Karoo ° °               ° ° °
Kuroda ° °               ° ° °
Little Finger ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Scarlet Nantes ° °               ° ° °

Factors causing physiological disorders in carrot

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature fluctuations

 

Disclaimer: This information is based on our observations and/or information from other sources. As crop performance depends on the interaction between the genetic potential of the seed, its physiological characteristics, and the environment, including management, we give no warranty express or implied, for the performance of crops relative to the information given nor do we accept any liability for any loss, direct or consequential, that may arise from whatsoever cause. Please read the Sakata Seed Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Conditions of Sale before ordering seed.

Resistance: is the ability of a plant variety to restrict the growth and development of a specified pest or pathogen and/or the damage they cause when compared to susceptible plant varieties under similar environmental conditions and pest or pathogen pressure. Resistant varieties may exhibit some disease symptoms or damage under heavy pest or pathogen pressure. (HR = High resistance, IR = Intermediate resistance).

Experimental: This variety does not appear on the current South African Variety list, but has been submitted for registration. Recent version:Kindly contact Sakata or Area Representative for the most recent version of this Technical Bulletin.