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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Abaco stumps vs Sweet Canle

Curiosity got the better of me this morning. For a few weeks now I have been noticing that the foliage on the 2 rows of Abaco carrots in the stump bed was a lot stronger than the sweet candle and as the subject of Abaco had come up at Kendal earlier in the year at the carrot talks where Ian Simpson and a few others said that they were just the same as sweet candle I thought I would take a look what a surprise was in store for me when I lifted it it is considerably shorter than the sweet candle sown at the same time and is also larger in diameter, with another 8 weeks to go when it stumps up hopefully I should have some crackers I did not sow many as the Kendal incident put me off. I will however be sowing more of these next year if this one is anything to go by.
Smithy reckons I should not have pulled it maybe he is right for once but I still have 9 that feel roughly the same size and only need one as a backup 18 pointer for the 6x1 at Harrogate.

 ABACO
 ABACO
 SWEET CANDLE
 SWEET CANDLE

4 comments:

  1. Impressive!

    It'll be interesting to see how well Abaco does in the shows compared to Sweet Candle.

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  2. Richard I like the shape if the stump end forms ok it should be good

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  3. Wow looks good Paul

    What sort of dimensions are these carrots?

    John

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  4. On the plot Not sure never measured it before I ate it sorry

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