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Flakkee carrots

Postby Essexboy » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:29 am

Hello everybody, have not posted for ages but would like to share this. Having had very variable results with carrots over the years, a new plot holder reccomended these, the variety seems to be called Flak or Flakkee, depending on the supplier, mine came from Kings seeds. What a crop! Huge, but tender carrots, that also appear to be resistant to the dreaded fly. All of us who tried them this year have had an exellent crop, anybody else tried these?
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Re: Flakkee carrots

Postby Nature's Babe » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:00 pm

They sound great, thank you for the tip. Unfortunate name though, the youngsters call something flakey if it is not very good. :)
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Re: Flakkee carrots

Postby alan refail » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:16 pm

Hi Essexboy

Flakkee is indeed a very good carrot, though I have not grown carrots fo a good few years now.

For information: it and its name come from Goeree-Overflakkee, an island in the Netherlands.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goeree-Overflakkee
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Re: Flakkee carrots

Postby glallotments » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:33 pm

We grew Flakee (also from Kings) this year and they were huge and tasty but then again so were Autumn King. It seems to have been a good year for carrots for us. I can't comment on carrot fly resistence as we protect ours with enviromesh so haven't had a problem with our other varieties either
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