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Arugula, Rucola Saetta, Cultivated Rocket

Cultivated Rocket, Argula Saetta, Serrated Leaves, is an early variety that produces a rustic plant with dark green, lightly serrated leaves.  

Cultivated arugula is much greener than the standard cultivated arugula. It has a more consistent taste, color, color and growth habit. Smaller leaf and slightly thicker leaves than most domesticated varieties.  Essential salad spike, nutty, spicy slightly peppery.  Specialty: Bolt Resistant, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Spring Fall Winter, The taste is a bit milder than the regular cultivated variety.  Remember the Arugula for your Italian Heirloom Garden. 50 days

Once summer arrives, arugula leaves quickly turn bitter and the plant shifts into flower production. When this happens, it’s time to remove the plants and sow a new crop. Like most greens, it’s difficult to grow arugula during the heat of summer. Arugula has its best flavor when it is not stressed by heat or lack of water. To maintain a continuous supply of young, tender leaves, sow a pinch of seeds somewhere in the garden every two or three weeks throughout the growing season. In late summer, sowing arugula under shade net will let you get plants established for a fall harvest. When cold weather comes, just cover the bed with a garden quilt to get another month or more of good salads. In warmer zones, arugula can usually be grown as a winter crop without cover.

This is an hardy variety with a pleasant flavor.

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