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Arugula

Arugula or Rocket (Annual) (Rocket)

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.

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture
Rich
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Additional Information about Arugula

The seeds of Arugula were used in Roman times to flavor oils.

Leaves are very rich in Vitamin C and potassium.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Arugula

Arugula grows fast. Adding compost to soil prior to planting is preferred for best performance. Grows best in cooler temperatures.