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Arugula Roquette Seeds

Eruca sativa
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Arugula is a tasty salad green perfect for the home garden. Even just a few of its leaves adds a wonderfully unique peppery-sweet flavor to any type of salad. It also does not require any special growing attention and can last all summer long.

  • SKU: 142194
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
4 to 7 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Moist 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
43 days
Best container size
Best
Container Size:
12"+
Growing height
Growing Height:
60-90 cm (24-36")
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Eruca sativa
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.7
  • Approximate Seed Count: 375-385
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Color: Green
  • Water Needs: Moist 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Peppery, slightly spicy pungent flavor
  • Tolerance: Light frosts
  • Preparation Ideas: Can be added fresh to salads. Or sautee quickly on the stove like a green with some olive oil and garlic.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:
    • Plant seed directly into the garden or for an earlier harvest, start seed indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost.
    • Soil should be fertile and well-draining. Soil can be enriched with compost.
    • Arugula requires a consistent water supply of 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week for optimum flavor. If soil is too dry, leaves will become too peppery and new leaves will not develop. Water when the top 2.5 cm (1") of soil feels dry. Water should be directed onto the roots of the plant and not on the leaves.
  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Seed Spacing: 2.5 cm (1")
  • Plant Spacing: 10 cm (4")
  • Row Spacing: 30 cm (12")
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Growing Suggestions:
  • Harvest plants when young. Repeat sowing every 2 weeks for a continuous supply of fresh Arugula during the summer.
  • Arugula is a cool weather crop that grows best in Spring and Fall. In hot weather, Arugula can bolt and go to seed.

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