Organic Arugula Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #05891-PK-P1
$3.95
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Sow this seed every two weeks in spring for a long, delicious harvest

Days to Maturity: 50

An organic variety, arugula, also known as rocket, roquette, or rocola, is a Mediterranean herb grown as a leafy vegetable. Once a rare delicacy, renowned for its peppery, nutty, mustard-like bite, arugula has a delectable flavor, unlike any other green, when the leaves are young and tender. Leaves are best cut at 2 to 3 inches long. Older leaves lose tenderness and can become bitter but are often used in soups and stews. The plant is considered a superfood for its nutrient rich content, having high (top 20) Aggregate Nutrient Density Index score (ANDI), or micronutrient-per-calorie density.

This herbaceous annual is a member of the cabbage and mustard family (Brassicaceae), often referred to as crucifers or brassicas. It germinates easily and grows quickly (it's called rocket for a reason), yielding thick greens within weeks of planting. Cutting stimulates new leaf growth, so a single plant keeps producing over a long season. But succession plantings every 2 to 3 weeks is recommended for continual harvest.

Arugula prefers full sun to dappled shade and rich, moist soils. It is pest and disease resistant and cold tolerant. The plant is self-pollinating and will bear fruit without any pollen from other varieties, but will also cross-pollinate, possibly with different species.

A cool-season vegetable, one of the first to be planted in the garden, arugula can be direct sown into the garden in early spring before the last frost date. Direct sowing is preferred, but it can also be started indoors and transplanted, spring and fall. It needs cold temperatures to germinate and grow.

If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.

Companion plants: kale, lettuce, cress, carrots/p>

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Genus Eruca
Species sativa
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Days To Maturity 50
Habit Mound-shaped
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 2 ft 5 in
Plant Width 12 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Edible, Butterfly Lovers, Fragrance, Herbs
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Dry
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Containers

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 09, 2018

Delicious, easy

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Good flavor, grew like a weed! One of my favorite greens. This one has a persistency to bolt which cut my harvest season of it short.

sj.gagli from PA
January 18, 2013

Organic Seeds

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

They have a wide variety of organic seeds at good prices.

from AL
January 17, 2013

New treasures found here

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This company remains my favorite Eastern supplier of heirloom seeds, herb seeds, and a great place to find a few new treasures to test in my garden.

JK from NY

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