Carrot 'Little Finger' Seed Pack

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By now, most consumers have heard that those packages of baby carrots you buy in the store are not really baby carrots at all, but large carrots that have been whittled down to size. 'Little Finger' carrots are truly baby-sized carrots, only three inches long at their peak. This naturally means that you won't have to wait as long to harvest these roots, as most other carrots are at least twice as long at their peak. Delicious raw and fresh from the garden, these are also the perfect size for pickling or canning.

Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Mature Size: 3 inches
Light: Sun to partial sun
Cold Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; root disturbance stunts growth.
Special Germination Instructions: Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date.
Days to Emerge: 10 - 25 days
Seed Depth: 1/4'
Seed Spacing: 1"
Row Spacing: 6"
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 2"
Maturity Date: For best flavor and texture, harvest carrots any time before, and until they reach their optimal size.
When to Harvest:
Additional Info: Carrots left in the ground will benefit in flavor from light frost but harvest before heavy freeze.
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