(Rucola selvatica) (aka Wild Rocket) A wild variety, smaller and slower to bolt than most cultivated sorts, with tasty and more deeply serrated leaves. 45 days.
- 45 days
- Tasty, small, serrated leaves
- Slow to bolt
- Wild variety
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
"Lovin'to leave 'em!"
Please continue to do the wonderful work you have chosen .In a small way,i,too,save seeds, and replant many heirloom varieties of tomatoes and various plants.This Arugula variety is intriguing to me,and i'm looking forward to tasting those pretty,peppery leaves ASAP! "Lovin'to leave 'em",Mark
Self sowing and spicy
ordered this years ago and its not only semi perennial but it self seed. At this point I have to much of it because it keeps coming up in other beds and on the margins of the garden.
Tasty & Hardy
by Victor B.
planted this about five years ago in my grandmothers wild flower bed, some plants over wintered in zone 4 NW CO reseeds and speads year after year
I bought this variety of arugula because it was the only one available. I planted it in one of my hydroponic gardens (aerogarden)and was extremely dissatisfied. The leaves were way too small to be very useful and it bolted almost immediately. I gave it another try in a different aerogarden and got similar results. Now that it's spring, I'm going to plant some arugula outdoors but I'm not willing to take a chance on this stuff again.
Seed Savers Response: I’m sorry to hear this variety didn’t do well in your aerogarden. Please reach out to our customer service team for variety and planting suggestions and tips.