Arugula - Wild

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Arugula - Wild - Sow True Seed
Arugula - Wild - Sow True Seed
Arugula - Wild - Sow True Seed

Arugula - Wild

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Wild Arugula has a more complex flavor than common arugula- sweet, nutty, tangy and peppery. So tasty, it's addictive! Wild Arugula is more heat resistant than common arugula and often does not bolt, allowing you to gather leaves all summer. Plants do not transplant well, does best when direct seeded in well-draining soil. The seeds have naturally low germination rates, so be sure to sow a bit heavily.  (0.5 gram packet)
Average seeds / packet Packet weight Average seeds / g
Average seeds / oz
1,750
0.5 g
3,500 98,000
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
All 50-85°F Full/Part Very Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Days to harvest
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/4" 1" 35
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
4-8" 3-12 Annual 2-4 years

Arugula (Eruca sativa)

Also known as Garden Rocket, or Roquette, Arugula has a loyal following, and for a good reason. Its distinctive nutty flavor is unlike any other green, and indispensable in your salads, sandwiches, or on top of your pizza!

How to Grow Arugula from Seed

Bed Preparation

Very easy-to-grow by direct seed in full sun. Planted from early spring to early summer and again from late summer through fall. Arugula is very fast-growing, quick to bolt in warm weather, and if allowed to flower, will readily self-seed. Succession plantings every 2-3 weeks are recommended for a continual harvest. Harvest above growth point for cut-and-come-again production.

Planting

Plant Seeds: 1/8" deep with 1-2" between seeds. Soil Temp: 50-85 F. Days to Sprout: 3-10. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: don't thin for baby greens, 4-6" mature greens. Companions: kale, lettuce, cress, carrots. Seeds/oz: 13,000. Seed Wt./100' Row: 3g. Yield/100' row: 25-35lbs.

Harvest

Days to Harvest: baby leaves in 24, mature greens in 35. Seed Viability: 3-4 yrs.

How to Save Arugula Seeds

Pollination, insect; Life Cycle, Annual; Isolation Distance, 1/2 mile.

Arugula is self-pollinating, but will also cross-pollinate (possibly even between different species). Further, wild arugulas are common in most areas worldwide. Individual heads can be bagged to allow growing several varieties in proximity or to ensure that wild plants don't cross the plants you're growing. Collect the seed heads as they dry on the plants and store in closed paper bags to finish drying (many of the seeds will shed naturally). Don't let the seed heads get wet after they dry. Chaff easily blows away after seed heads are crumbled—watch for thorns or prickles in some plants!

 

 

 

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We rigorously test our seed two times a year through the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to ensure that your seed will germinate and remain viable as long as it is stored correctly. We never sell seed that does not meet the Federal standards of germination. For quality control reasons, we regret that we cannot accept returns of seed, but if for any reason your seed does not germinate within the sell-by date, we will gladly replace the seed. We ask that you keep the LOT# from the seed packet so we can keep track of any complaints.

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