KURODA (SAKATA) Carrot

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • SUITABLE FOR WARM SEASON PRODUCTION
  • VERY GOOD EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL ROOT QUALITIES
  • GOOD COLOUR AND TASTE
  • STRONG LEAF ATTACHMENT

Kuroda (Sakata) is a Kuroda type carrot selected by Sakata for its improved and superior colour, taste and uniformity. Kuroda (Sakata) is suitable for warm season production. The roots of Kuroda (Sakata) are uniform and smooth with a wedge shape and blunt tip. Kuroda (Sakata) has a good field holding ability and average bolting tolerance. Market uses of Kuroda (Sakata) include bunching, home gardening and processing.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Not suited for cool season production
  • Contact a Sakata area representative for a local carrot sowing guide
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: KURODA
KIND: Open pollinated carrot (Daucus carota L.)
TYPE: Kuroda
SOWING SEASON: Spring to summer
MATURITY: Medium
Warm season (spring sowing): 100 – 115 days from sowing
Cool season (autumn sowing): 125 – 140 days from sowing
ROOT DIMENSIONS:
Length: 18 – 20 cm
Diameter at the top (shoulder): 3.0 – 5.0 cm Note: Root size is influenced by the plant population
ROOT SHAPE AND TIP: Wedge shape with a blunt tip
ROOT UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Average
EXTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Good – medium orange
INTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Deep orange
ROOT CORE COLOUR AND SIZE: Bright orange and average-sized
ROOT SKIN SMOOTHNESS: Very good
ROOT TASTE/BRIX (SUGAR CONTENT): Sweet, average BRIX
TOP/FOLIAGE HEALTH AND HABIT: Moderate with erect foliage
TOP/FOLIAGE HEIGHT: High/tall, 30 – 35 cm
TOP/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Medium to dark 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 3.5kg of seed per hectare

MARKET USES: Home garden and bunched market

SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKS: Suitable for warm season production, good external and internal qualities, sweet taste and strong leaf attachment