Arugula/Wild Rocket Heirloom

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If you love arugula, you are going to love this one. Complex, spicy flavor excites your palate when added to salads, sandwiches, and even pesto.

 

Attracts,
Brand,Botanical Interests
Brand,
Botanical Name,Diplotaxis tenuifolia
Bulb Size,
Bulbs per Package,
Deer Resistant,
Evergreen or Deciduous,
Family,
Family Name,
Bloom Time,
Foliage Color,
Genus,
Genus Name,
Weather,
Days to Emerge,10–15 days
Days to Maturity,70–75 days
Edible,Yes
Features,
Growth Rate,
Hardiness,
Hardiness Zone,
Harvest Season,
Landscape Uses,Good for Containers
Light Needs,
Mature Height,
Mature Width,
Prune Time,
Self Pollinating,
Water Needs,
Waterwise,

 
 
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Essentials for Success

For flourishing plants, use potting soil for potted plants or planting mix for garden beds paired with Root Zone starter fertilizer is the perfect duo to foster robust root growth and minimize transplant shock.

Details

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.

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.

Care

Sowing Inside

Not recommended.

Sowing 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.