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Rocky Arugula/Wild Rocket

Rocky Arugula/Wild Rocket

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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, and is perennial in USDA zones 6—10. Its flavor can be described as peppery or mustardy with a hint of nuttiness. Tender baby greens are ready in 30 days, at 2"–4" tall.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 30–50 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Asia and Europe

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

Exposure: Full sun

Plant Dimensions: 8"–10" tall at maturity

Variety Info: 2"–6" soft, green leaves. Wild arugula has more deeply-lobed leaves than common arugula. Edible flowers are yellow.

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 3 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.