Flamenco

  • Season: Late August early September
  • Main characteristic/s: Everbearer; Sweet flavour, excellent shelf life
  • Breeder: NIAB EMR, UK
Characteristics of Flamenco
  • Excellent eating quality
  • Sweet flavour, juicy texture with good brix levels
  • High yields
  • Large fruit size
  • Superior shelf life
Cropping Season
Peak production is in late August early September, cropping will continue through October. Protection is required to get the best quality fruit from the later season production.

Fruit Quality
It is the overall fruit quality that is the outstanding feature of Flamenco. The berries have a regular conical shape and a very attractive appearance throughout the season. The colour is orange red with a glossy skin finish and the eating quality is excellent with a sweet flavour and juicy texture. The berries are firm and not prone to bruising. Shelf life is superior to Everest and brix levels have been consistently higher in trials.

Fruit Yield
The yield potential is similar to Over the whole season around 55% of the berries are in the large size category (>35mm). The percentage waste is very low as the berries are not prone to misshapes and the strong skin resists damage and bruising. Early planting with good quality potted plants is essential to achieve high yields.

Plant Characteristics
Plants are more vigorous than Everest and require a slightly wider spacing combined with less nitrogen in the feed mixture. The fruit is well displayed allowing an easy picking. Runners should be removed regularly to maximise yield.

Disease Resistance
Flamenco is moderately resistant to wilt (Verticillium dahliae). Susceptibility to powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis) is similar to Everest and the same spray programme is recommended. Flamenco is a very high quality everbearing variety that will perform well in either soil or substrate.

Plant Supply
Flamenco is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No: 32669); Belarus Inscription 2013307; South Korea PVR (Grant No: 4729); The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Flamenco without a licence is prohibited. Only Propagation Licence holders can propagate and receive propagation grade material (and not Sales or Growing-on Transformation Licence holders). Flamenco is available from the following licensed propagators:

Propagation Licence Holders

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  • NL
  • Maatschap de Weert
  • None available
  • +31 418 512 092
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  • BGR
  • Veselin Dzhokov
  • None available
  • +359 893 796 007
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Sales Licence Holders

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Growing-on / Transformation Licence Holders

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Trial Results
Raised bed trials: