SAMANTHA F1 hybrid carrot

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • SPRING AND AUTUMN SOWING
  • GOOD FIELD HOLDING ABILITY
  • STRONG STEM ATTACHMENT
  • STRONG VIGOROUS GROWER
  • SWEET FLAVOUR

Samantha is a long Nantes F1 hybrid carrot with medium maturity and having a characteristically strong top attachment.  The tops have intermediate resistance to Alternaria leaf blight (Ad) that facilitates efficient complete harvests for the quality oriented markets. Samantha has a very good field holding ability and the strong vigorous tops make it ideally suited for the bunching and pre-pack carrot markets.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Predominantly spring and autumn sowing, but it is recommended that the variety is tested extensively to determine adaptability
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC: SAMANTHA
KIND: F1 hybrid carrot (Daucus carota L.)
TYPE: Long Nantes
MATURITY: Medium
Warm: 85 – 100 days
Cool: 110 – 120 days from sowing
SOWING SEASON: Spring and autumn (trial in specific areas to determine adaptability)
DIMENSIONS: 18 – 23 cm x 2 – 3 cm
COLOUR: Medium orange
FLAVOUR: Sweet
CARROT SHAPE AND TIP: Cylindro-conical to narrow wedge with blunt tip
CORE (COLOUR AND DIAMETER): Fair
SKIN SMOOTHNESS: Good
TOP HABIT: Strong
TOP HEIGHT: 30 – 36 cm
TOP COLOUR: Medium dark green
STEM ATTACHMENT: Very strong
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
Intermediate resistance: Alternaria dauci (Ad)
FIELD HOLDING: Very good
BOLTING REACTION: Slow
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very good
SUGGESTED POPULATION: 1.5 – 2.0 million seeds per ha, around 2 – 3 kg per ha
USE: Pre-pack, bunching, fresh market and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Very durable, strong tops, intermediate resistance to Alternaria leaf blight, high yield potential and good field holding ability