Arugula, Rocket

Rocket Arugula is by far the most popular Arugula variety and typically the one found in your local supermarket or favorite restaurant. “Rocket” is a very attractive lush green arugula with serrated leaves. Plant Rocket Arugula seeds in either spring or autumn.

ArugulaProduct Info

  • Name: “Rocket” Arugula
  • Botanical Name: Eruca sativa “Rocket”
  • Other Common Name(s): “Green Rocket Arugula”
  • Color: Green
  • Size: 6-12 Inches
  • Days to Maturity / Harvest: About 40 Days
  • Sun / Shade: Sun / Partial Shade
  • Hardiness Zones: 3 – 9
  • Ships: Year-Round

How to Sow

For optimum flavor, grow in cool weather. Sow in average soil in sunny to partially shady area as soon as ground can be worked. In rows 15″ apart, sow seeds evenly and cover with 1/4″ fine soil. Firm lightly. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions. Arugula also grows well in containers. Plant again in late summer for fall crop.

How to Grow

Thin gradually to stand 6″ apart starting when seedlings are about 3″ high. Protect spring plantings with floating row covers to keep flea beetles away.

Harvesting

Arugula Tender young leaves have a robust flavor, ready to use 35 days after Sowing. To harvest, pick off the outside leaves at the base of the plant. Leave center intact for future harvesting. Younger leaves, 2-3 ” long taste best. Or harvest whole plants by cutting off just below the crown. Stop picking once plants flower since leaves will become bitter-tasting. Flowers are also edible.

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