Animals, Agriculture & Food
Inbred Carrot Line W281C
Inventors: Irwin Goldman, Dwight "Nick" Breitbach
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in new carrot varieties.
According to the USDA, Wisconsin farmers produced 73,610 tons of carrots in 2010.
UW-Madison researchers have developed a new line of carrots. Inbred carrot line W281C is a long Nantes type with excellent color and canned product quality. It was derived from the cross [(W267 x W259) x (W259 x W267)]. W267 is an unreleased inbred line, while W259 is an inbred line previously released by the University of Wisconsin Carrot Breeding Program that possesses exceptional color and flavor. Based on pedigree, W281C is very similar to W259, but has normal cytoplasm and carries alleles for fertility at the nuclear restorer locus. In addition, the foliage of W281C is slightly superior to Lucky B, a processing carrot hybrid produced from inbred lines previously released by the Carrot Breeding Program.
- Suitable for use in both fresh market and processing carrot hybrid cultivars
- Exceptional color and flavor
- Superior foliage to Lucky B
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