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DAUCUS carota 'Little Finger'
Baby Carrot, Carrot, Little Finger Carrot
The small, finger-sized roots of ‘Little Finger’ are bright orange, crisp and sweet. They are nearly coreless baby carrots ideal for eating fresh. Children are particularly fond of the easy-to-pull roots. Harvest 65 days after planting. These carrots taste best if eaten within weeks of harvest. In long-term storage they are known to lose sweetness.
The cultivated carrot is a hardy, herbaceous, biennial of European and Asian origin. It is grown for its crisp, sweet, tasty tap roots. Often called Daucus carota ssp. sativus, it is a biennial but rarely gets the chance to flower because its roots are harvested in the first season. If allowed to flower, it has large, pretty, lacy, white, umbrella-shaped blooms that appear in summer.
Carrots grow best if cultivated in deep, rich, friable loamy soil and full sun. They are easy to grow, if given the right growing conditions, and can be stored for long periods of time. In temperate areas with warm, moderately long summers carrots can be planted in spring for a summer harvest and then again in late summer for a fall harvest.
10 - 1
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
1'-3' / 0.3m - 0.9m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Cutflower, Edible, Herb / Vegetable, Wildflower
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