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Wild Arugula

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  • Artist Natasha Zahn Pristas working on Wild Arugula

Organic Wild Arugula Seeds

Diplotaxis Tenuifolia
Smaller, punchier, and hardier than standard arugula, the wild strain is beautiful and delicious.
Art Pack, 250 seeds
Product ID# AR0002A , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC
$3.95

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If you already like arugula, you'll like wild arugula even more. If you already dislike arugula, well, steer clear. Wild arugula has an amplified arugula flavor, while its smaller leaves and pretty color make for a refined impression. Grab a small handful and toss chopped into a salad for a terrific arugula bite, or steam older leaves for use as a side green.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 3 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 30 to 50 days
Planting Depth ¼ to ½ inch
Spacing in Row 4 to 6 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 to 16 inches
Height at Maturity 3 to 6 inches
Width at Maturity 6 to 12 inches
Growing Instructions

Wild arugula can be direct sown as soon as soil can be worked. If transplanting, transplant promptly; the fast-growing seedlings resent checked growth, which can cause them to bolt prematurely. Harvest when young for fresh use, when slightly older for braising. The cool-loving green doesn't particularly like mid-summer, but it will do well most of the season: keep on sowing! Arugula is very hardy and will grow through winter with the protection of a cold frame or low tunnel.

About the Art and Artist
Artist Natasha Zahn Pristas brings out the bright and bold flavor of Wild Arugula in her garden-centered cut paper collage. Surrounded by sweeter and tamer varieties, this variety is a perfect pairing in any fresh-picked meal. Read more on our blog.

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