- 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
Learn to Grow Arugula Arugula
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.
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.