JAVELIN F1 hybrid carrot

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • SPRING TO LATE SUMMER SOWING     
  • SMOOTH AND UNIFORM ROOTS
  • STRONG STEM ATTACHMENT
  • SUITABLE FOR BABY CARROT PRODUCTION
  • WIDELY ADAPTED WITH INTERMEDIATE RESISTANCE AGAINST ALTERNARIA LEAF BLIGHT

Javelin is a medium maturing, hybrid Nantes/Berlicum-type carrot. Javelin’s root qualities include; long, smooth and uniform roots with a medium orange external and internal colour. Javelin is widely adapted and has a strong foliage with intermediate resistance against Alternaria leaf blight. Depending on the sowing density, Javelin can be used to produce roots suitable for the bunched, baby carrot and pre-pack markets.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

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

CHARACTERISTIC*: JAVELIN
KIND: F1 Hybrid carrot (Daucus carotaL.)
TYPE: Nantes/Berlicum
SOWING SEASON: Spring to late summer
MATURITY: Medium
Warm season: 95 – 110 days from sowing
Cool season: 110 – 120 days from sowing
ROOT DIMENSIONS:
Length: 16 – 25 cm
Diameter at the top (shoulder): 2.5 – 3.5 cm for mature roots Note: Root size is influenced by the plant population
ROOT SHAPE AND TIP: Cylindrical with a semi-blunt/slightly tapered tip (Cylindroconical shape)
ROOT UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Good
EXTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Medium orange
INTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Medium orange
ROOT CORE COLOUR AND SIZE: Bright orange and medium sized
ROOT SKIN SMOOTHNESS: Medium
ROOT TASTE/BRIX (SUGAR CONTENT): Sweet, average BRIX
TOP/FOLIAGE HEALTH AND HABIT: Strong with erect foliage
TOP/FOLIAGE HEIGHT: Medium to high, 30 – 35 cm
TOP/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Medium to dark green
LEAF ATTACHMENT: Strong, suitable for hand and mechanical harvesting
BOLTING REACTION: Slow – high bolting tolerance
DISEASE RESISTANCE (SCIENTIFIC):
Intermediate resistance: Alternaria dauci(Ad)
FIELD HOLDING ABILITY: Very good
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:
Pre-pack carrots: 1 000 000 – 1 500 000 seeds per hectare
Processing/larger sized carrots: 600 000 – 900 000 seeds per hectare
Baby carrots: 2 500 000 to 3 500 000 seeds or 4 to 5kg of seed per hectare
MARKET USES: Bunched, pre-pack, bulk and baby carrots
SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKS: Smooth and uniform roots. Preferred variety for baby carrot production. Seed is available in a range of different seed sizes.