Gardens
Plants
Journals
Forums
Questions
Seed Swaps

Carrot 'Little Finger'  

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

  • 116 plantings
  • 17 available for swap
  • 7 wanted
  • 121 stashed

'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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Little Finger have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Little Finger

  • Full Sun

  • High

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Little Finger is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ideally plant in loamy and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 6.5 as Little Finger likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Little Finger from seed

Sow 0.23 inches (0.6 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Little Finger about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Little Finger

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.

Harvesting Little Finger

Small three inch carrots.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.

Latest Carrot 'Little Finger' Reviews

  • Planted for fall garden – very tasty (research says spr/sum carrots don’t taste so great) – ate in garden! Grew in large container with ‘fluffy’ loamy soil with plenty of room in between. Recommend.

    5 stars

    PlantyHamchuk about growing Carrot - Little Finger

See all Little Finger reviews and experiences »