Plant description and unique characteristics:

Hardier to cold and heat and slower growing than standard arugula. Bees love the small yellow flowers which also make a nice edible garnish. Grows all year round and can perennialize in mild climates. Not a true arugula (diplotaxis not cruciferaceae) so does not cross with other brassica. Readily self-seeds.

Full Sun

LIGHT
REQUIREMENT

N/A

DAYS TO
GERMINATION

N/A

PLANT
SPACING

8" by 8"

PLANT SIZE
AT HARVEST

Sandy

SOIL TYPE

Seed History and Growing Tips

Native to the mediterranean. Has naturalized in other areas.

Growing Tips

Sandy loam. South facing. Northern California coastal.

Crop Traits

CROP SIZE AT HARVEST: 5"
CROP YIELD PER PLANT:
COLOR AT HARVEST: Green
FLAVOR: Peppery
TEXTURE:

Additional Information

Flavor Notes:
Arugula Sylvetta or Wild Arugula has deeply lobed leaves and a rich peppery taste, sought after by chefs for cooked and raw uses.

Seed grown in:

Freestone, United States

Latitude 38.4°, Longitude -123°

Mediterranean Climate

The Mediterranean climate is characterized by warm dry summers and mild, wet winters. As a result, areas with this climate receive almost all of their precipitation during their winter, autumn and spring seasons, and may go anywhere from 4 to 6 months during the summer without having any significant precipitation.