Arugula Seeds

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Arugula Seeds Heirloom Herb. Strong tasting, spinach-like greens with delicious nut-like flavour that are quite popular in salads or cooked like spinach. We recommend picking young shoots when 5-15 cm (2-6″) long for best fresh salad flavour while the older foliage makes an interesting steamed vegetable. Generally the first shoots can be harvested from plants about 30 days after germination. If you only remove younger shoots from main stem, plants will continue to offer foliage until blooming. It is interesting to note that plants vary in leaf shape and earliness of flowering and as with many greens, a cool season is best for this plant. Plants can mature to 90 cm (3′) tall. Arugula is also known as Roquette or Rocketsalad. Annual.

How to Grow

540 seed/gram. Sow seed directly outdoors in a sunny site with average soil in mid-to-late May. Seed can also be started indoors in a soil-less mix 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Keep temperature at 21 C (70 F) for the 5-10 day germination period, then grow on at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of frost has passed. Sow seed 3 mm (1/8″) deep and 2.5 cm (1″) apart then thin to 30 cm (12″) apart in the garden.

Astro 

CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Astro organic arugula seeds produce a plant with leaves that are less lobed and more strap-like. It has a milder flavour than regular arugula. Astro is perfect for baby greens in early spring and fall - even in winter, as it's very cold hardy. Baby greens are ready to cut in only 21 days. Arugula is very well suited to micro-green growing. As micro-greens it is delicious and tender, strongly flavoured, but delicate on the palate. With a nutty, spicy taste that is sometimes pungent or peppery, arugula really perks up salads, sandwiches, and even pizza. It is very cold hardy, and has a milder flavour when grown in cool weather. High in Vitamin A and potassium.

Matures in 30-40 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Esmee 

CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Esmee Organic arugula seeds produce a traditional cool-season arugula with an appealing rounded oak-leaf shape. The leaves grow upright, but have a very three-dimensional nature, so they add loft to salad mixes. Grown as baby leaf greens, Esmee is ready for harvest in just 21 days from sowing. Or wait the full 40 days for mature arugula from late winter to early summer, and again in the fall, once the soil cools down. In cool weather, it is nutty and flavourful, with very little spiciness.

Matures in 21-40 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)