Arugula is a native of the Mediterranean region, where it grows wild. Ancient Romans enjoyed this plant and called it eruca. As the name implies, they believed it to be an aphrodisiac. This attribute has added to it's popularity around the world. Today you can find it in practically every salad mix sold in stores.This easy-to-grow annual plant will rise to about 12-18" and have lots of long, dark green leaves with ruffled edges. These tender leaves are best when harvested young and allow for repeated harvesting throughout the summer. This repeated harvesting will be appreciated as the uniquely delicious nutty/peppery flavor will have you coming back for more.
Soil Temp. for Germination: 55-70° F
Days to Germination: 2-15
Days to Maturity: 35