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Little Finger Carrots

Little Finger carrots

Little Finger carrots

Little Finger carrots

Little Finger carrots

Little Finger carrots are tiny, sweet, and ideal for growing in containers. This little carrot grows to only about 4 inches long, an inch thick, and with a small core and smooth skin. This adorable, tasty carrot is perfect to serve whole with your favorite hummus, as a sweet addition to salads, or just as a handy snack.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun (six to eight hours) to partial shade

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 3 to 10


  • thin to 3 inches apart
  • space rows 12 inches


  • 1 to 1.5 inches per week; don’t let soil dry out


  • direct sow; carrots do not transplant well
  • sow in late spring after danger of heavy frost is past
  • sow fall crop mid-summer in milder regions
  • these grow to about 4 inches long, making them a good candidate for container gardening
  • 65 days to maturity

Have you ever grown Little Finger carrots? Please tell us about your experiences with Little Finger carrots.


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