Name Arugula (wild) Rocky- heirloom variety
Botanical Name Diplotaxis tenuifolia
Family Brassicaceae (mustard family) includes: watercress, broccoli, turnip, brussel sprouts, alyssum, kohlrabi, etc.
Native to Asia and Europe - exact native range is obscure.
Water Moist - not soggy
Sun Full sun; part shade
Soil Light; fertile; well-drained soil
4" pots: $2.20
6" pots: 3.50
Clay pots and other planters:
Deeply, lobed medium dark green leaves.
Flowers are small, yellow, and are formed on tall spikes that emerge from the center of the plant
Keeping it Going
Keep the soil evenly moist. Arugula will bolt if the soil is too dry.
Move to a partially shaded area in hot weather
Long, hot, days and lack of water.
History & Points of Interest
Taste is spicy. A mix between peppery and mustardy with a hint of nuttiness.
Wild arugula has a sharper flavor than Arugula Roquette
Flowers are edible and are slightly milder in flavor than the leaves
High in vitamin A, C, K, calcium, iron, and folates. It is also an anti-oxidant
Wasn't used as a salad green in the USA until the 1990's.
The Brassicaceae family includes: alyssum, watercress, broccoli, turnip, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi, etc.