Arugula or Rocket (Annual)
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10
Commonly known as Rocket, this edible leaf is spicy, somewhat nutty and peppery in flavor. There are many health benefits from consuming Arugula and this tasty leaf is packed with vitamins. Can be used as a green or as an herb. Use fresh, steamed or sautéed like spinach.
- Add a handful of fresh arugula to an omelet or scramble.
- Throw a handful of arugula and blend into a fresh juice or smoothie.
- Sauté arugula in a small amount of extra-virgin olive oil and season with freshly ground black pepper and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Eat as a side dish or top your baked potato.
- Add arugula to your wrap, sandwich, or flatbread.
The seeds of Arugula were used in Roman times to flavor oils.
Leaves are very rich in Vitamin C and potassium.
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips
Arugula grows fast. Adding compost to soil prior to planting is preferred for best performance. Grows best in cooler temperatures.
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes & Uses
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|| Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)