Harvest at a young leaf size for a mild, nutty flavor. Leaves become spicy as they mature, especially in higher temperatures. Perfect for salads or braising. Classic arugula has a bright peppery flavor that’s a perfect accent in salads, pasta dishes and even on pizza! Every part of the plant can find its place in the mix of seasonal salad, including the leafy immature buds, and flowering buds that follow. Beneficial insects and bumble bees love the flowers. Photo courtesy of Ball Seed.
Care: Plant 10-12″ apart in rows 18-36″ apart in full sun, cool moist soil.
Cold-tolerant plants that stand in the field for harvest as needed in late fall and early winter. May overwinter in mild seasons, or die back and sprout from the root in spring for an extra-early crop. See our Fall & Winter Vegetable Guide for specific planting/harvest times & freeze-out temperatures.