- Also known as Roquette or Rocket
- Sharp, distinctive nutty flavor
- Best when picked young
- 40-45 days
- ±11,000 seeds/oz
(Eruca sativa) (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
Direct Seed: 1" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 5-7 Days
Thin: 1-6" Apart
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.