Piccolo - Paris Market Carrot
The Paris Market carrot, also known as Tonda di Parigi or Marché de Paris, is a round heirloom variety from the 19th century. This ancient French root vegetable is actually perfect for contemporary needs: it does well where other carrots would struggle – for example in shallow, clay-rich or rocky soil. Even better, as the carrots grow just 5 cm in diameter, they’re a perfect choice for containers. What these small carrots lack in size, they make up for in flavour – they are deliciously tender, bite-sized, and extra sweet, with very smooth skin. They are a fantastic market seller and are very popular with kids because of their ping-pong-ball shape. They’re also a favourite with gourmet chefs, and you’re bound to love the sweetness of this old Parisian, too!
Piccolo was born in 2012 with the intention of offering select seeds for urban gardens.
Piccolo offer vegetables and plants specially designed for pot growing: compact, dwarf varieties, suitable for terrace garden spaces.
Piccolo don’t just offer vegetables. They think a balcony garden should also be beautiful so they offer fruits, edibles flowers and herbs. Their selected seeds are packed with sustainable and completely recyclable materials. They collaborate with companies and individuals, creating customized seed packets, botanical wedding favours and other bespoke products.