Daucus carota subsp sativus
Little Finger is just that! This deep orange Nantes type carrot grows to approximately 3-4” long, cylindrical shape with a blunt root. Its crisp texture, tender core, and size makes this an excellent choice for fresh eating, pickling, and canning.
- Cool season biennial
- Approx. 1000-1500 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 55-60 days
- Planting season: Spring or fall
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, deeply dug, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring or fall in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Thin by cutting tops to avoid disturbing remaining roots. Mulch to keep soil cool, conserve moisture and to keep exposed "shoulders" from turning green and bitter. Another option is to hill soil over the shoulders. Root quality is best when soil temperatures are 60F to 70F.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use this sweet carrot raw, cooked, and excellent for pickling and canning.