Wild arugula seeds grow a far more tolerant and perennial relative to the common arugula or "garden rocket".
Although still bright and peppery, wild arugula seeds deliver a far more complex and subtle profile compared to traditional culinary arugula, while still ready for harvest in about 6 weeks.
Wild arugula is a persistent and weedy perennial that has found its way into the kitchen as a mild and savory component to many leafy greens and salad mixes.
- Wild Arugula Latin Name: Diplotaxis tenuifolia
- Other Names: Wall Rocket, Wild Rocket, Sand Rocket, Lincoln Weed, Wild Italian Arugula
- Days to Maturity: 40-45
- Arugula Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 6-12"
- Growth Habit: Weedy and quickly spreading mound similar to dandelion or mustard
- Soil Preference: Average, fertile, medium moist, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: Cooler, 45-65°F
- Sun Exposure: Full sun in cooler climates, partial shade in warm summers
- Arugula Color: Classic leafy salad greens
- Flavor: Bright and peppery similar to mustard to radish "baby greens". Smaller 2-3" leaves will be sweeter and more tender that larger, more coarse greens.