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Arugula Seed

Product ID: 2015

Early, heat tolerant.

A selection of standard arugula with a more strap-leaf shape and a slightly milder flavor. Select organic or conventional seeds.

• Edible Flowers: Harvest the white flowers with dark-pink veins as they appear. Sprinkle them over salads or add to vegetable stir-fries. Flavor is spicy and nutty. Popular choice for brightening up salad mixes.

Avg. 12,950 seeds/oz. Packet: 500 seeds.
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Packet

$4.35
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1 Ounce

$6.71
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1/4 Pound

$10.80
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1 Pound

$30.92
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5 Pounds

$139.10
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25 Pounds

$641.50
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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. Arugula prefers cool conditions and is hardy enough to over-winter in many locations from late summer and early fall sowings. It is also well-adapted for growing in cool greenhouses and high tunnels for winter production. Direct seed 1/8" deep from early spring onward @ 30-50 seeds/ft. Germination should take 5-7 days. Keep soil moist to slow bolting. For a continual supply, plant every 2-3 weeks until 1 month prior to first avg. frost date.
HARVEST: For bunching, cut just above soil level. For baby leaf, clip leaves for cut-and-come-again. After plants flower, the leaves can still be used but taste is sharper. Flowers are also edible.
PEST CONTROL: 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.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: For Salad types: 500'/oz., 8,000'/lb., 3.6 lb./acre in rows 18" apart. For Wild types: 2,100'/oz., 34,240'/lb., 0.84 lb./acre in rows 18" apart.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.:
Salad: Avg. 15,400 seeds/oz., sows avg. 500'@ 30 seeds/ft.
Wild: Avg. 100,700 seeds/oz, sows avg. 2,100'@ 50 seeds/ft.
PACKET: 500 seeds. Wild type sows 10'. Salad type sows 16'.

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Quick Facts

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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.

38 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

Product Features

Heat Tolerant Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Hydroponic Performer Hydroponic Performer
Variety that can be grown successfully using hydroponic growing methods, such as NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), DWC (Deep Water Culture), or other soilless growing systems.

Hydroponic Performer Heat Tolerant