Arugula's flavor has been described as peppery, mustardy, and hot with a hint of tartness. It adds such an exciting, interesting flavor to salads. Most often eaten raw in salads but also steamed or added raw to many other dishes such as pizza. Also a good container variety.
  • Organic Heirloom #3041 - 1 gram
    This packet sows up to 67 feet.
  • $1.99
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  • Organic Heirloom Large Packet #7612 - 3 grams
    This packet sows up to 200 feet.
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Botanical Name: Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa

Days to Maturity: 30–45 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Africa, Asia, Europe; exact native range obscure

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall at maturity

Variety Information: 2"–6" soft, green leaves are deeply pinnately lobed, shaped much like an elongated oak leaf, with hints of red in the veins. Flavor can be described as rich and peppery. Edible flowers are creamy white with purple veins.

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F; ideally 50°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for winter harvest.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 6 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing: 6"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

Harvesting: For the mildest, best-tasting baby greens, pick leaves when 2"–4" long. Pick individually or cut off the plant at ground level. For the best flavor, harvest before plant begins to flower, unless you plan to eat the flowers.

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Arugula/Rocket Reviews

2 reviews
Great arugula option
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Very pleased with this arugula. I direct sowed. They did great, grew quickly, and lasted longer than I expected in the Texas heat this spring.

Didn't get any to grow
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total bust
Owner Response: Hi Sanja, We are sorry that these seeds didn't germinate for you. Here are some tips that may be helpful. Sow arugula shallowly, about 1/4" deep and in soli that is 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit. Because arugula seeds are small and close to the surface it will take regular watering to keep seeds consistently moist. Rest assured, quality is very important to us and we have our seed lots tested frequently to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards. We are always here to help troubleshoot issues. A customer service agent will contact you to help.