Red Dragon Wild Arugula (Rocket Salad) Seeds

This packet sows up to 280 feet.
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Red Dragon' will tempt you with rich green leaves, bold red veins, and midrib. Its complex flavor is zesty and peppery added to salads, stir-fries, pasta dishes, or as a topping for sandwiches and pizza. Grow young, tender baby greens in just a few weeks or enjoy full-size leaves in less than 2 months. Wild arugula, also called perennial wild rocket, is perennial in USDA zones 6-10.
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Botanical Name: Diplotaxis tenuifolia

Days to Maturity: 50 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Asia and Europe

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant perennial in USDA zones 6-10

Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall at maturity

Variety Information: 2"–6" dark green, deeply lobed leaves with four to ten small lateral lobes and a large terminal lobe. Shaped much like an elongated oak leaf, with a distinct red midrib and veins. Flavor can be described as rich and peppery. Edible flowers are yellow.

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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