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PlantFiles: Carrot
Daucus carota 'Thumbelina'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Daucus (DO-kus) (Info)
Species: carota (kar-OH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Thumbelina
Additional cultivar information: (aka Paris Market Thumbelina)
Hybridized by Seminis; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

Synonym:Daucus carota var. sativus

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:


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)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive luv2garden23 On Jan 6, 2005, luv2garden23 from Greenacres, WA wrote:

Thumbelina carrots were the funnest carrots I have ever grown. They are perfect in soups and stews. I grow an organic garden and sell my produce at a local Farmer's Market. People loved the Thumbelina's and kids especially loved them! I watched the children walking around munching on the bite size, sweet nuggets. These are easy to grow and do well even in the rocky soil I have up here in Eastern Washington State.

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

For steamed-cooked carrots, this one is hard to beat. A very tasty raw carrot as well. Easy to grow.

Positive Emaewest On Sep 1, 2004, Emaewest from Timberlea, NS (Zone 6a) wrote:

Thumbelina carrots are bite-sized, crispy and moderately sweet. They can be grown in very shallow containers--I used Fiber Paks that were only three inches deep. They mature very quickly--around 50 days, according to the seed packet. If you're looking for a vegetable to get kids interested in gardening, try this. They taste a lot better than the bitter radishes my Mom would get me to grow when I was a kid! ; )


Neutral Farmerdill On May 26, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A beet shaped cultivar. A home garden or specialty market cultivar. Open pollinated.


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

Dayton, Washington
Green Acres, Washington

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