Vegetables Greens Arugula (Roquette)

Darkita
Salad Arugula Seed

Product ID: 4581

New! Salad arugula with wild-type look.

Fast, high-yielding salad type with the appearance of a wild type. Finely divided oakleaf-type leaves, more pointed and toothed than Esmee's. Our mildest arugula, Darkita is less pungent than true wild types, but still pleasantly spicy with a hint of sweetness. Avg. 192,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
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$4.75
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1 Ounce

$5.71
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$6.75
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1 Pound

$17.39
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$72.65
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$311.50
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eruca sativa, Diplotaxis spp.
CULTURE: Arugula prefers a fertile, well-drained soil, with a pH range of 6.0-6.8 in full sun to part shade. Can be grown all season in the field. Most varieties are hardy enough to grow in cool greenhouses and high tunnels during winter from late summer and early fall sowings.
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow 1/8" deep at 5 seeds/inch in rows at least 2" apart from early spring onward.
SUCCESSION PLANTING: For a continual supply, sow about every 2 weeks until 2-3 weeks before the first frost.
DISEASES & PESTS: Flea beetles can be controlled by covering the crop with floating row covers from the day of sowing. Prevent diseases with crop rotation and sanitation.
HARVEST: Harvest with a knife when leaves reach desired size, about 3-6". Cut about an inch above the soil to allow for clean regrowth, making sure to cut above the basal plate. Cut again when plants are at desired size, 5-14 days depending on variety. After plants flower, the leaves can still be used, but taste is sharper. Flowers are also edible.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From emergence after direct seeding. Typically germinates within 5-7 days.
AVG. SEEDING RATE: For Salad types: 500'/oz., 8,000'/lb. For Wild types: 2,100'/oz., 34,240'/lb.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: Salad types: Avg. 15,400 seeds/oz., sows avg. 500'. Wild types: Avg. 100,700 seeds/oz., sows avg. 2,100'.
PACKET: 500 seeds. Wild type sows 10'. Salad type sows 16'.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Eruca sativa

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

21 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated