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Arugula/Rocket Seeds

Arugula/Rocket Seeds

SKU:7612

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.

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Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 20–45 days

Family: Brassicaceae

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

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Exposure: Full sun

Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall at maturity

Variety Info: 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: Frost Tolerant, Cold Tolerant, Good For Containers

Sowing Info

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"

Growing Info

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.