'Little Finger' is a Carrot variety in the Daucus genus with a scientific name of Daucus carota subsp. sativus. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Orange-red.
Little finger is a very sweet, smooth, tender and crisp golden-orange baby carrot 8-12cm long. A gourmet vegetable also useful in kid’s gardens and containers. Sow directly where it is to grow, 10mm deep, 2-3cm apart in rows 20cm apart. Germination is slow, preventing soil from drying out is important for success. Covering seed rows with shade cloth or cardboard can help. Thin out to 10cm apart. Grow in loose, well-drained soil. Avoid fresh animal manures as they can cause forking. Mulch the rows well. Pull early.Little Finger grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Little Finger is known for growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).
Afghanistan is believed to be where Little Finger originates from.
Little Finger Carrot is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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By our calculations, you should look at sowing Little Finger about 14 days before your last frost date.
Sow in deep, well-worked, stone-free soil after danger of heavy frost from spring to midsummer. Do not transplant, as crooked roots may result. Cultivate periodically or mulch to control weeds. Keep soil evenly moist.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Little Finger is a very hardy plant.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Little Finger about 14 days before your last frost date.
Small three inch carrots.This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.