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PlantFiles: Carrot
Daucus carota 'Little Finger'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Daucus (DO-kus) (Info)
Species: carota (kar-OH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Finger

Synonym:Daucus carota var. sativus

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3 vendors have this plant for sale.

14 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 20, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small 60 day cultivar.

Positive Lettuceman On Jan 5, 2005, Lettuceman from Dayton, WA wrote:

I began growing this prolific variety primarily for our own home use. They were so tasty that I introduced them into my market gardens and they have been a staple from Spring through the Fall for many years. They don't mind a little crowding, so you can grow a lot of carrots in a relatively small space.

Positive trifunov On Oct 21, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

Can be grown as a fall or spring crop. 50-65 days to harvest. I also had a very high germination rate.

Positive lupinelover On Sep 2, 2002, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This variety grows very well, especially in heavy clay that larger carrots have difficulty with. They can be sown outdoors in almost any weather except when the ground is frozen. To get seed, they should be heavily mulched over the winter, then remove the covering in early spring. My fifth season of growing this variety, I am very well pleased with it. High germination rate.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Glendale, Arizona
American Canyon, California
Capistrano Beach, California
Clovis, California
San Clemente, California
Santa Clara, California
Hazlehurst, Georgia
Jacksonville, Illinois
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Cascade, Virginia
Dayton, Washington
Spokane, Washington

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