Early, heat tolerant.
A selection of standard arugula with a more strap-leaf shape and a slightly milder flavor.
Edible Flowers: Harvest the white flowers with dark-pink veins as they appear. Sprinkle them over salads or add to vegetable stir-fries. Flavor is spicy and nutty. Popular choice for brightening up salad mixes.
USDA Certified Organic. Packet: 500 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eruca sativa, Diplotaxis spp.
CULTURE: Arugula prefers a fertile, well-drained soil, with a pH range of 6.0-6.8 in full sun to part shade. Germination should take 5-7 days. Keep soil moist to slow bolting. For a continual supply, plant every 2-3 weeks.
SEEDING: Direct seed 1/8" deep from early spring onward at 30-50 seeds/ft
HARVESTING: For bunching, cut just above soil level. For baby leaf, clip leaves for cut-and-come-again. After plants flower, the leaves can still be used but taste is sharper. Flowers are also edible.