Standard salad arugula with long dark lobed leaves. Excellent for salad mix or bunching. The flavor is spicy and nutty. A popular choice for brightening up salad mixes.
The white flowers with dark pink veins are edible and can be harvested as they appear. Sprinkle them over salads or add to vegetable stir-fries.
For baby leaves, clip leaves early for “cut-and-come-again” production. After plants flower, the leaves can still be used but the taste is sharper.
Arugula prefers 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. To reduce heat stress, provide some shade for warm-season plantings
More info from The Old Farmer’s Almanac
GROWN YEAR-ROUND IN THE TOWER GARDEN
SEED: Arugula (Standard) Vegetable Seed from Johnny’s Selected Seeds
LATIN NAME: Eruca sativa
DAYS TO MATURITY: 21 baby, 40 full size