Arugula1

$5.00

Spicy salad green for cut and come again harvesting, with an attractive, distinctive indented leaf edge.

Description

Spicy salad green for cut and come again harvesting, with an attractive, distinctive indented leaf edge.

  • Botanical Name: Diplotaxis tenuifolia
  • Plant Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
  • Synonyms: Perennial Wall Rocket, Wild Rocket, Italian Rocket, Sand Rocket
  • Form: Herb
  • Lifecycle: Perennial
  • Use 1. Edible Leaf: Similar to cultivated rocket in flavour, though a little more peppery, this leafy green is not only good in salads but also on pizzas and teamed with tomatoes in summer.
  • Use 2. Edible Flowers: Flowers can be used in salads or as a garnish.
  • Use 3. Medicinal: High in many vitamins and minerals. Showing promise in some anti-cancer studies.
  • Growing Conditions: Prefers well drained soil in full sun but is very tolerant of a wide range of conditions including drought. Taste will be stronger and slightly bitter in extremely dry conditions. 
  • Height: 50cm when in flower
  • Hardiness: Hardy to -15
  • Flowering time:  Early through to late summer
  • Pollination: Hermaphrodite flowers are insect pollinated
  • Biodiversity value: Attracts bees, butterflies, predatory wasps, ladybirds and hoverflies
  • Native to: Europe 
  • Food Forest Fit: Herbaceous layer in sun or part shade.
  • Fun Fact: In India the seed oil is commonly used instead of rapeseed oil.
  • Pot size: 9cm