Arugula Seeds - Rocket
- 400 Seeds
- Ready to Harvest in 24-40 Days
- Sharp, Peppery, and Nutty Flavor Profile
- Native to the Mediterranean Region
- Tender Leaves and Edible Flowers
- Nutrient-Rich: Vitamin C, Potassium, Antioxidants, and More
- Cool Season Crop
- Easily Grown in Moist, Rich Soil
History: Roquette Arugula, also recognized as Rocket, has its ancient roots deep in the Mediterranean region. Once cherished by the Romans for its flavor and potential health benefits, this green has journeyed through time, gracing tables from antiquity to the present. Its distinctive taste and versatility have made it a beloved choice for gardeners and chefs alike, transcending its regional origin to find a place in global cuisine.
Uses: Roquette Arugula is not just any green; it's a culinary delight. Its sharp, peppery, and nutty undertones add depth and complexity to dishes. Freshly harvested leaves and flowers can elevate salads, sandwiches, and wraps, introducing an invigorating zest. But don't just stop there; lightly steam or sauté the leaves for a mild, gourmet touch in soups or even as toppings on pizzas. Beyond its flavor, Arugula is a nutrition-packed green, boasting an impressive profile of vitamin C, potassium, antioxidants, and more, making it both a tasty and healthy choice.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Growing Roquette Arugula is both rewarding and straightforward. As a cool-season crop, it's best sown in the early spring or during the fall. Start by choosing a spot with loose, well-draining, and rich soil. Sow the seeds directly, ensuring they're spaced adequately, or initiate growth indoors in small pots if preferred. With a germination window of 4-7 days, you'll soon witness the sprouting of these vibrant greens. Thin the seedlings to allow a spacing of 4-6 inches between them. For a consistent and fresh supply, consider making successive sowing every 3-4 weeks. As you approach 24-40 days post-sowing, your Roquette Arugula will be lush, mature, and ready for harvest. Enjoy the process, and even more so, the flavorful yield!