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Carrot- Little Finger

Daucus carota sativus

Photo: Carrot- Little Finger

General description

An extra-sweet, tiny nantes-type gourmet carrot only 4" long and 1" thick with smooth skin and small core. 

Plant requirements

Sow in deep, well-worked, stone-free soil after danger of heavy frost. Sow seeds thinly in rows 12" apart. Cover with fine soil, firm lightly, and keep evenly moist. Do not transplant, as crooked roots may result.

Maintenance

Do not allow carrots to get larger than normal size (see vegetable description); flavor is best after bright orange color develops. Peak harvest period lasts for 3 weeks. Late summer planted carrots are very sweet if harvested after first couple of light fall frosts, but before heavy frost. In climates where temperatures don’t fall below 20° F, with protection, carrots can be left in ground for storage, and harvested as needed.

Practical use

Properties

Height
1 cm
Sunlight
Full sun
Moisture
Moist but well-drained