Selvatica Rucola (Wild Arugula)
Strong, pungent wild arugula from Italy gives your summer and fall salads a delicious punch. In our fields, this deeply-lobed, yellow-flowering cousin to the cultivated arugula gives us joy as we graze. Just west of Philadelphia, our plants came back for a second year, and came back in full force. Cold hardy and heat tolerant. Great for salads, pestos, pizzas, and dipped in olive oil and salted with fresh bread.
Native to Europe and Western Asia, it has naturalized throughout much of the temperate world.
Also known as perennial wall rocket, wild rocket, sand rocket, Lincoln weed, white rocket, wild Italian arugula, sylvetta arugula, roquette, rauh, rukola, and rucola.
Days to maturity: 50-55
Seeds per pack: 225
Germination rate: 89% on 01/27/2020
Planting / harvesting notes
Seed every 1" in rows 8-12" apart, 1/4-1/2" deep. Keep watered until germination. Thin to every 4-6" for full heads, or treat as cut-and-come-again baby greens.
Seed keeping notes
Allow seed pods to turn brown and dry before seed harvest. Protect from birds.