(aka Roquette or Rocket) This fast-growing, cool-season green of Mediterranean origin is ideal for salads, sandwiches, frittatas, and pizzas, and can be grown in partial shade. Its sharp, distinctive, nutty flavor is best when picked young. Self-sowing and relatively cold-tolerant.
- 40-45 days
- ±11,000 seeds/oz
- Also known as Roquette or Rocket
- Sharp, distinctive nutty flavor
- Best when picked young
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
The nutty and peppery taste of arugula is strong for a leafy green and provides a nice contrast to lettuce in a salad.
Larger and older leaves should be warmed and even lightly wilted for the best flavor. You can sprinkle them on pizzas fresh from the oven or toss them with pasta and roasted tomatoes.
Try replacing basil with arugula in your favorite pesto recipe!
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked and danger of hard frost has passed. For a continuous supply of arugula, sow every three weeks throughout the summer. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun, or partial shade.
- Direct Seed: 1" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Germination: 5-7 Days
- Thin: 1-6" Apart
Ratings & Reviews
Flavor is reminiscent of sesame seed oil
by Jance southern IN
This is a fantastic plant, with an excellent and rapid germination rate. It has withstood the shade of tomato and cucumber plants, and along with a good mulch, the heat of late August and early September. The flavor is reminiscent of sesame seed oil. Putting a little of that on top and sprinkled with sesame seeds makes a very delicious and unique salad.