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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Simon: Release: Atlantis
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           UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE
                    WASHINGTON, D.C. 20250

                              and

  THE FLORIDA AND CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS

               RELEASE OF HYBRID CARROT ATLANTIS

The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural
Research Service and the California and Florida Agricultural
Experiment Stations announce the release of fresh-market carrot
ATLANTIS tested under pedigree (B4367xB36402)xB3180.  It is
adapted for production in both organic and mineral soils where
common open-pollinated varieties Imperator 58 and HiColor 9 are
being replaced by hybrids Gold Pak, A Plus, Orlando Gold and
Golden State.

Trials suggest that ATLANTIS is acceptable as a commercial
variety and should be competitive with most available varieties
on the basis of appearance and early maturity (see Table 1).

The inbreds used in the female parent (B4367xB36402) were
released earlier and they are in quantity production as parents
in Orlando Gold.  For breeder requests we will supply seed
recently produced under screen cages.  Components for a
production share can be supplied.  Hybrid seed for trial
requested before May 1, 1987 should be addressed to C.E. Peterson
USDA ARS Dept. of Horticulture University of Wisconsin, Madison,
WI  53706


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Director, Florida Agricultural              Date
 Experimental Station
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Director, California Agricultural           Date
 Experimental Station
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Administrator, ARS                          Date
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Table 1.  Average appearance of carrot hybrids based on seedsmen
and grower evaluations.
                         1985                       1986
                       CA         FL            CA            FL
Entry              Score Rank  Score Rank    Score Rank    Score Rank
ATLANTIS           3.8    6    3.1    11     2.9   16      2.3   31
A Plus             2.7   22    3.2     4     --    --      --    --
Orlando Gold       3.3   12    3.5     3     2.9   16      3.3    4
Candy Pack         2.7   22    2.3    39     2.9   16      2.1   43
Savory             3.3   12    3.4     6     3.4    5      2.5   27
Olympiad           3.3   12    1.7    64     --    --      --    --
Golden State       3.7    7    3.0    12     3.2    8      2.9   11
Imperator 58       2.1   27    1.9    54     3.1    9      2.5   26
HiColor 9          2.7   22    3.1    11     2.3   17      2.9    8
Number of Growers
and Salesmen         15          43            40            49


 Scores: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Good, 3 = Fair, 2 = Poor, 1 =
Unacceptable


Last Modified: 8/10/2004