Add some sparkle to your arugula lineup with this interesting new short stemmed variety, with a more subtle taste than other arugulas; similar to spinach. Sparkle has thick, rounded, dark green leaves that are cupped and curled. Bred for downy mildew resistance. Photo and text courtesy of Osborne Seed.
Care: Plant in early spring, full sun to partial shade. Space transplants 4-6″ apart in rows 18-24″ apart in full sun and cool moist soil. Harvest leaves as needed.
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.