Organic, Heirloom

4.2 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
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. Tender baby greens are ready in 20– 28 days, at 2"–4" tall. Also a good container variety.
  • Organic Heirloom Large Packet #7612 - 3 grams (~1,210 seeds )
    This packet sows up to 200 feet.
  • $4.59

Botanical Name: Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa

Days to Maturity: 20–45 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

5 reviews

Great arugula option

5 out of 5 stars Jul 30, 2020
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.
Krista from TX

Didn't get any to grow

1 out of 5 stars Oct 6, 2020
total bust
Sanja from CT
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.

Great Mild Arugula

5 out of 5 stars Nov 21, 2020
This variety grows extremely well and even self-seeds if you let it. Soil temperature matters a lot for germination with them I've found. But when left to go to seed, they sprout up at just the right time to grow! Pretty mild flavor, fairly large leaves. I will be adding the wild one to my collection also.
Danielle Diakoff-King from CA

Overwintered well

5 out of 5 stars Jun 11, 2021
I planted these in my first year of gardening. They did quite well for me and survived our north Georgia winter weather just fine. In fact, they did best in January/February (after being sown in the fall/late summer). Good germination.
Emily from GA

Astonishing performance!

5 out of 5 stars May 27, 2022
Someone gave me seeds they had kept for 15 years, packed for 2007. I planted them May 21, 2022. On May 27, today, I had to transplant them outdoors and thin them! holy cow! I have a lot more seeds from this gift of packets from B.I. and will report as they germinate. I am SO impressed and will start ordering my seeds from B.I. in the future.
Abbie from ME

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