NATIVA F1 hybrid carrot

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • LATE SPRING TO LATE SUMMER SOWING
  • VERY EARLY MATURING AND HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • EXCELLENT UNIFORMITY, EXTERNAL TEXTURE ANDLENGTH
  • VIGOROUS FOLIAGE COMPLEMENTED WITH A STRONG LEAF ATTACHMENT
  • EXCELLENT DISEASE RESISTANCE PACKAGE

Nativa is a very early maturing Berlicum carrot hybrid, suitable for warm season production.   Nativa produces high quality, smooth, cylindrical and uniform roots with deep orange external and internal colours.  Nativa is not prone to producing green shoulders.  Nativa has a vigorous foliage with claimed intermediate resistance against powdery mildew/Eh (Erysiphe heraclei) and Alternaria leaf blight/Ad (Alternaria dauci) and in addition, high resistance against root knot nematode/Mj (Meloidogyne javanica).  Nativa is ideal for bunching, pre-packing and processing.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for late spring to late summer sowing, but we suggest trialling in specific areas to determine adaptability
  • Due to Nativa’s earliness and vigour, the nitrogen requirements are lower when compared to standard varieties
  • Due to Nativa’s earliness (very early maturing), it is paramount to manage harvesting of the carrots accordingly/on time to ensure high quality carrots
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Description

KIND: F1 hybrid carrot (Daucus carota L.)
TYPE: Berlicum
SOWING SEASON: Late spring to late summer (trial in specific areas to determine adaptability)
MATURITY: Very early   Warm season: 85 – 95 days from sowing Cool season (late summer sowing): 105 – 120 days from sowing
DIMENSIONS: Length: 20 – 25cm        Diameter at the top  2.0 – 3.5cm
CARROT SHAPE AND TIP: Cylindrical with a rounded to slightly tapered tip
UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Very good
EXTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Deep orange
INTERNAL COLOUR: Orange
CORE COLOUR AND SIZE: Deep orange and medium sized
SKIN SMOOTHNESS: Very smooth
TASTE: Sweet
TOP/FOLIAGE HABIT: Very strong with erect foliage
TOP/FOLIAGE HEIGHT: 30 – 35 cm
TOP/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Light green
LEAF ATTACHMENT: Strong
BOLTING REACTION: Medium – average tolerance
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Meloidogyne javanica (Mj) Intermediate resistance: Alternaria dauci (Ad) and Erysiphe heraclei (Eh)
FIELD HOLDING ABILITY: Average
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very high – excellent
SUGGESTED SOWING DENSITY: Density depends on the season, size requirement and use of final product.
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, fresh market, bulk and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Very early maturing carrot with excellent root quality attributes,  root knot nematode resistance and high yield potential.