CARVORA F1 hybrid carrot

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EARLY MATURING WITH HIGH BOLTING TOLERANCE
  • VERY CYLINDRICAL AND WELL-ROUNDED ROOTS
  • EXCELLENT UNIFORMITY IN ROOT SHAPE AND SIZE
  • VERY HIGH YIELD WITH HIGH PRE-PACK PERCENTAGE
  • EXCELLENT EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL QUALITIES
  • EXCELLENT FIELD HOLDING ABILITY

Carvora is an early maturing, Nantes carrot hybrid with a high yield potential, suitable for all year round production. Carvora produces high quality, smooth, uniform and cylindrical roots with well rounded (blunt) tips.  Carvora has a deep orange external and internal colour with a medium to small sized core.  Carvora has a high bolting tolerance and is not prone to producing green shoulders.  Carvora’s foliage is medium in height and a strong leaf attachment, making it ideal for hand and mechanical harvesting.  Market uses of Carvora include bunching, processing and, due to its cylindrical shape and uniform size, it is a perfect carrot for pre-packing purposes.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Suitable for all year round production, but we suggest trialling in specific areas to determine adaptability.
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide.
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: CARVORA
KIND: F1 hybrid carrot (Daucus carota L.)
TYPE: Nantes
SOWING SEASON: All year round
MATURITY: Early
Warm season: 90 – 105 days from sowing
Cool season: 110 – 135 days from sowing
ROOT DIMENSIONS: Length: 16 – 22 cm
Diameter at the top (shoulder): 2.0 – 3.0 cm
Note: Root size is influenced by the plant population
ROOT SHAPE AND TIP: Cylindrical with a blunt/rounded tip
ROOT UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Excellent
EXTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Deep orange
INTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Deep orange
ROOT CORE COLOUR AND SIZE: Bright and medium to small sized
ROOT SKIN SMOOTHNESS: Smooth
ROOT TASTE/BRIX (SUGAR CONTENT): Sweet, average BRIX
TOP/FOLIAGE HEALTH AND HABIT: Strong with erect foliage
TOP/FOLIAGE HEIGHT: Medium, 25 – 30 cm
TOP/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
LEAF ATTACHMENT: Strong, suitable for hand and mechanical harvesting
BOLTING REACTION: Slow – high bolting tolerance
DISEASE RESISTANCE (SCIENTIFIC): To be confirmed
FIELD HOLDING ABILITY: Excellent
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very high – excellent
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:
Pre-pack carrots: 900 000 – 1 300 000 seeds per hectare
Processing/larger sized carrots: 600 000 – 900 000 seeds per hectare
MARKET USES: Bunched, pre-pack and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKS: Year round sowing with an excellent yield potential and quality. Seed is available in a range of different seed sizes.