Approaches and achievements of biodynamic vegetable breeding by Kultursaat using the example of Rodelika

Presentation with 1st IFOAM Conference in Santa Fe, NM (USA), 25. - 28.08.2009

Since 1998 Rodelika is officially registered as a newly bred carrot variety. It had been developed by positive mass selection over a 13 year period, based on an old-established variety within a farm based biodynamic system. The goal was a fine root with good health and a focus on taste and ability of maturation. Therefore a selection-system in organoleptic characteristics sweetness and aroma was created. Numerous investigations demonstrate the very high quality of Rodelika. Property Rights of this open-pollinated variety are held by the charitable association Kultursaat as a common heritage...