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Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa

Roquette Arugula

Rocket, Rocket-salad, Rugula
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Scientific Name Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa
Principal Common Name Roquette Arugula
Common Name(s) Rocket, Rocket-Salad, Rugula
Synonym
Description Annual strong peppery tasting salad green, branching with tender green leaves when young. Goes to seed in hot weather. For best flavor pick leaves when young and tender. Romans used seeds to flavor oil.
General Comments This hardy annual thrives in cool weather. For Southern California growers, arugula may be planted year round in moderate areas.
Origin
Nativity Mediterranean
Height Range 1 - 2 FT
Spread Range 0 - 1 FT
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27 : 28 : 29 : 30 : 31 : 32 : 33 : 34 : 35 : 36 : 37 : 38 : 39 : 40 : 41 : 42 : 43 : 44 : 45
USDA Zones 1 : 2a : 2b : 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11 : 12
Leaf Color Green
Leaf Texture Hairy : Soft
Form Edible
Flower Color Creamy White
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Edible : Flavor

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