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Arugula/Wild Rocket

Arugula/Wild Rocket

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Wild perennial arugula has a slightly stronger, more complex flavor and is slower growing than other arugula. Its peppery flavor adds a zing to salads but it is also delicious on pizza or as a pesto. Harvest as baby greens or grow to full size. A good container variety, and the flowers are edible, too! Recipe inside packet for wild arugula and walnut pesto.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 30–50 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Asia and Europe

Exposure: Full sun

Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall at maturity

Variety Info: 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, Cold Tolerant

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"

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.