Thumbelina carrots are adorable, delicious, and an All-American Selections (AAS) winner! They grow to about the size and shape of a golf ball, and there’s no need to peel them—just rinse them off and they’re ready! Perfect for snacks, salads, or to pop whole into a soup or stew. Because of its small size, Thumbelina is a terrific candidate for container gardening.
- full sun (six to eight hours) to partial shade
- 6.0 to 7.0
- 2 to 10
- thin to 2 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
- good for container gardening or in areas with heavy or shallow soil
- 70 days to maturity
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