Carrots, Little Finger Seed
Little Fingers Carrot
The Little Finger Carrot is a superb baby-type carrot with deep orange color; developed in France for canning and pickling. This mini root may look small, but it is packed full of sweetness making it a perfect snacking or pickling carrot. They are great for growing in areas that have an early summer heat that makes traditional sized carrots hard to grow. The Little Finger Carrot can be grown in the ground as well as in containers. Perfect for a children's garden. Sweet 3” carrots are great for snacks.
- Botanical Name - Daucus carota
- Zone: 3-9
- Days to Maturity: 60-68 Days
- Height: 12" Tall(green tops)
- Fruit Color: Orange
- Treated: No
- Germination Time: 10 -21 Days
- Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
- Germination Rate: 90%
- Lifecycle: Annual
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Watering: Average
- Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
- Sow Depth: 1/4 inch
- Plant Spacing: 2-4 inch
- Row Spacing: 18 inch
- Season of Interest: Cool/Warm
Did you know...Carrots were first grown in Afghanistan While carrots are a common vegetable throughout the world, the first cultivated carrot in recorded history is thought to have come from the area around Afghanistan around 900 AD. Soon, this tasty veg spread to the surrounding areas and by the 1000s, it was in the Middle East and North Africa. From there it traveled to Spain, and by the 1300s it was popping up in Northern European gardens and in various dishes in China.
CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo
Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year.
All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom.
This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.
- Chives improve growth and flavor
- Rosemary and sage deter carrot fly
- Dill retards growth
Nutritional Value & Health Benefits
Eating carrots is linked to a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease, as well as improved eye health. Additionally, this vegetable may be a valuable component of an effective weight loss diet. Read More Here