CAPE MARKET Carrot

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • LATE SPRING AND LATE SUMMER TO EARLY AUTUMN SOWING
  • GOOD EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL QUALITIES
  • STRONG LEAF ATTACHMENT
  • WIDELY ADAPTED

Cape Market is a medium maturing, widely adapted, open pollinated carrot variety, ideal for the home garden and bunched market. Cape Market has vigorous foliage and produces cylindrical-shaped roots with a blunt to semi-blunt/slightly tapered tip. In addition, the roots have a good external and internal colour, sweet taste and strong leaf attachment – perfect for the bunched carrot market.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Best suited for late spring to early autumn sowings, can be produced throughout the year in frost free areas.
  • Contact a Sakata area representative for a local carrot sowing guide.
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: CAPE MARKET
KIND: Open pollinated carrot (Daucus carota L.)
TYPE: Nantes
SOWING SEASON: Late spring and late summer to early autumn
MATURITY: Medium
Warm season (spring sowing): 100 – 115 days from sowing
Cool season (autumn sowing): 125 – 140 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: Cylindrical with a blunt to semi-blunt/slightly tapered tip
ROOT UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Average
EXTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Light to medium 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 erect foliage
TOP/FOLIAGE HEIGHT: Medium to high, 30 – 35 cm
TOP/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Medium green
LEAF ATTACHMENT: Strong
BOLTING REACTION: Average bolting tolerance
DISEASE RESISTANCE (SCIENTIFIC): None claimed
FIELD HOLDING ABILITY: Average
YIELD POTENTIAL: 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 3.5 kg of seed per hectare
MARKET USES: Home garden and bunched market
SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKS: Vigorous grower, widely adapted, good external and internal qualities, sweet taste and strong leaf attachment