NATIVA F1 hybrid carrot

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • WARM SEASON PRODUCTION
  • VERY EARLY MATURING WITH A HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • EXCELLENT UNIFORMITY, EXTERNAL QUALITIES AND LENGTH
  • VIGOROUS FOLIAGE COMPLEMENTED WITH A STRONG LEAF ATTACHMENT
  • EXCELLENT DISEASE RESISTANCE PACKAGE

Nativais a very early maturing, hybrid Brasilia-type carrot, suitable for summer production.  Nativa produces high quality, smooth, cylindrical and uniform roots with a deep orange external and internal colour.  Nativais not prone to producing green shoulders.  Nativahas 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). Nativais ideal for the bunched, pre-packing and processing markets.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for summer sowing, but we suggest trialling in specific areas to determine adaptability
  • Due to Nativa’s early maturity and vigour, nitrogen requirements are lower compared to standard varieties
  • Because Nativa is very early maturing, the harvesting of the roots must be manage i.e. on time when roots are matured – this will ensure high quality roots by lowering the risk of cracked, unmarketable roots and bolting plants
  • Contact a Sakata area representative for a local carrot sowing guide
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: NATIVA
KIND: F1 hybrid carrot (Daucus carotaL.)
TYPE: Brasilia
SOWING SEASON: Summer: December to first week March (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
ROOT DIMENSIONS: Length: 20 – 25 cm
Diameter at the top (shoulder)  2.0 –  3.5 cm
Note: Root size is influenced by the plant population
ROOT SHAPE AND TIP: Cylindrical with a rounded to semi-blunt/slightly tapered tip (Cylindroconical shape)
ROOT UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Very good
EXTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Deep orange
INTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Deep range
ROOT CORE COLOUR AND SIZE: Deep orange and medium sized
ROOT SKIN SMOOTHNESS: Very smooth
ROOT TASTE/BRIX (SUGAR CONTENT): Sweet, average BRIX
TOP/FOLIAGE HEALTH AND HABIT: Very strong with erect foliage
TOP/FOLIAGE HEIGHT: High/tall, 30 – 35 cm
TOP/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Pale to light green
LEAF ATTACHMENT: Strong, suitable for hand and mechanical harvesting
BOLTING REACTION: Medium – average bolting tolerance
DISEASE RESISTANCE (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 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, fresh market, bulk and processing eliminating
SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKS: Very early maturing carrot variety with excellent root quality attributes, high yield potential which is complemented with an excellent diseases resistance package. Seed is available in a range of different seed sizes.