45-50 days. Rocky is a fast-growing wild type arugula that grows in a compact rosette form. Wild arugula has a slightly stronger, more complex flavor than regular
arugula. Its flavor can be
described as peppery or mustardy
with a hint of nuttiness. Most often eaten raw in salads, arugula can also give pizzazz to pizza or be enjoyed simply steamed.
This packet sows sixteen 10‑foot rows or thirty-two successive sowings of 5-foot rows.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED.
2 to 4 weeks before average last frost.
Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until
2 weeks before the average first frost.
USDA zone 8 or warmer: Also sow in fall
for winter harvest.
When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks
before average last frost
Harvesting: Pick leaves when no longer than 6". For the mildest, best-tasting baby greens, pick leaves when 2"–4" long; pick them individually or cut off the plant at ground level. Harvest before plant begins to flower, unless you plan to eat the flowers.
Artist: Donna Clement