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Arugula Seeds - Wild Rocket HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Grows 6-8 Inches
  • About 40 Days to Harvest
  • Adaptable to full sun or partial shade

Product Description

This is the "Wild" version of the popular Rocket Arugula. More pungent taste, with a nutty flavor, this wild arugula rocket is delicious in salads and pestos. So tasty it barely needs anything else. As a perennial plant, it can be sown outdoors all year round in milder climates or given some protection in colder areas. Growing around 8 in tall it can also be grown in containers.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Wild Rocket Arugula
    Botanical Name:Eruca sativa "Wild Rocket"
    Type:Heirloom
    Size at Maturity:6" - 12"
    Days to Maturity:40 Days
    Light Requirement:Sun/Partial Shade
    Planting Time:Cool Season
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Planting Depth:1/4"
    Plant Spacing:6"
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Ships:Year-round
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~1/2 tsp
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant:

    • Plant your arugula seeds in the early Spring when the soil is between 40 and 65 degrees F.

     

    How to Plant:

    • Plant the seeds in your soil, cover them lightly with soil and water them down. The seeds will germinate within around 7 days.
    • After the seedlings are around an inch tall, thin them out so there is 3 or 4 inches of space between each plant.
    • Arugula does best with a fair amount of sun, soil that well-watered and high in nitrogen.
    • If you have nitrogen-poor soil, fertilizer can help amend this.

    When to Harvest:

    • Arugula generally takes around 40 days to become fully mature to harvest.
    • Pinch off the outer leaves of the arugula to harvest.
    • Just picking the outer leaves will allow the plant to stay intact and keep producing leaves to harvest.
    • The more you harvest, the more the plant will yield.

    The flavor of arugula will get stronger as you harvest the leaves. You can harvest the leaves until the flavor gets too strong for your taste. If your arugula is melting, cover it with shade tents to provide some relief from the hot summer sun.

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