Growth Habit: Compact, ideal for container gardening
Plant Size: Small, reaching about 3-4 inches in length
Preferred Environment: Full sun and well-drained soil
Sowing Depth: 1/4 inch deep
Spacing: 2-3 inches apart in rows
Harvesting Tips: Harvest when young for best flavor
History: Little Finger Carrots have a storied past, tracing their origins to European cuisine where their small size and sweet flavor were highly prized. Bred for gourmet markets, they have become a popular choice for both home gardeners and professional chefs.
Uses: These miniature carrots are known for their exceptional sweetness and tender texture, making them ideal for fresh eating, snacking, and in salads. They are also great for cooking, adding a delicate sweetness to dishes, and are a favorite for pickling and preserving due to their small size.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Little Finger Carrots grow best in full sun and require well-drained, loose soil. To plant, sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and space them 2-3 inches apart in rows. Keep the soil consistently moist for best growth. These carrots mature quickly and can be harvested when they reach about 3-4 inches in length for the sweetest flavor. Regular thinning is important to avoid overcrowding and to ensure proper development.