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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Simon: Release: Candypack
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                UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                     Agricultural Research Service
                        Washington, D.C.  20250


            THE CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION
                     The University of California
                       Davis, California  95616

                                  and

              THE IDAHO AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION
                        The University of Idaho
                         Moscow, Idaho  83843


    MEMORANDUM TO HYBRID CARROT SEED PRODUCERS ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF
        HYBRID CARROT CANDY PACK, PEDIGREE (B3640 x B3080) x B2158-1


The U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperatively with the California and Idaho
Experiment Stations, announce the release of CANDY PACK, a fresh-market hybrid
carrot adapted for production in mineral soils of California and Arizona where
strains of Imperator 58 are grown.  The inbred components of CANDY PACK were
selected at Brawley, California and the hybrid has been tested in carrot-pro-
ducing areas similar to that where the parent lines were developed.

CANDY PACK has produced total yields equal to Imperator 58, but more uniform
in size and shape with higher pack-out, and with superior internal color and
eating quality.  It is recommended for commercial trial in areas where it is
adapted.

The inbred components of CANDY PACK, B3080M, B3640S & M and B2158-1, were re-
leased to hybrid seed producers in September, 1976 to permit planting in time
for steckling production and insure prompt increases of stock seed.  Seedsmen
wishing to produce seed of CANDY PACK, were supplied with limited quantities
of the F1 female parent (B3640S x B3080M) and the pollinator B2158-1 in order
to provide some pilot production in 1977 while inbred stocks are being in-
creased.

Seed of CANDY PACK produced under contract in 1977 by the Alf Christianson
Seed Company, Mount Vernon, Washington 99273, Keystone Seed Co., Hollister,
California 95023 and the Crookham Co., Caldwell, Idaho 83605 will be pro-
rated at a reasonable wholesale price to seedsmen on orders received before
October 1, 1977.  Trial samples may be secured by written request addressed
to:  C. E. Peterson, USDA, ARS, Department of Horticulture, University of
Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.

                                         /s/ J. B. Kendrick, Jr.
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Administrator, ARS                        Director, California Agricultural
                                                        Experiment Station
                                          Jan.  29, 1977
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                                         Director, Idaho Agricultural
                                                   Experiment Station

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