TENTACION F1 hybrid carrot

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • LATE WINTER/SPRING AND LATE SUMMER SOWING
  • HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • VERY HOMOGENEOUS, WELL ROUNDED AND SMOOTH ROOTS
  • BRIGHT ORANGE ROOT COLOUR
  • SUITABLE FOR THE PRE-PACK MARKET

Tentacion is a F1 hybrid Nantes carrot, suitable for late winter and late summer sowing. Tentacion is a medium maturing variety and produces cylindrical, uniform and smooth roots with a bright orange external and medium orange internal root colour. Tentacion is ideal for the pre-pack market.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for late winter and late summer sowing.
  • Contact a Sakata area representative for a local carrot sowing guide.
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: TENTACION
KIND: F1 hybrid carrot (Daucus carotaL.)
TYPE: Nantes
SOWING SEASON: Late winter/spring and late summer sowing
MATURITY: Medium
Warm season: 100 – 120 days from sowing
Cool season (late summer sowing): 120 – 140 days from sowing
ROOT DIMENSIONS:
Length: 18 – 28 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 blunt/rounded tip
ROOT UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Good
EXTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Bright orange
INTERNAL ROOT COLOUR: Medium orange
ROOT CORE COLOUR AND SIZE: Medium orange and medium sized
ROOT SKIN SMOOTHNESS: Very good
ROOT TASTE/BRIX (SUGAR CONTENT): Sweet, average BRIX
TOP/FOLIAGE HEALTH AND HABIT: Average with erect foliage
TOP/FOLIAGE HEIGHT: Medium, 25 – 30 cm
TOP/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Medium green
LEAF ATTACHMENT: Average
BOLTING REACTION: Average – good bolting tolerance
DISEASE RESISTANCE (SCIENTIFIC): None claimed
FIELD HOLDING ABILITY: Good
YIELD POTENTIAL: High – Very 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: 900 000 – 1 500 000 seeds per hectare
Processing/larger sized carrots: 600 000 – 900 000 seeds per hectare
MARKET USES: Pre-pack, bulk and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKS: Late summer and late winter sowing with excellent quality and yield potential. Seed is available in a range of different seed sizes.