Slow Bolt Arugula - Vegetable Garden Seeds
Arugula Slow Bolt seeds (Eruca sativa). Non-GMO, Annual, Heirloom. Commonly known as rocket salad. It is an edible annual plant that is commonly used for a greens mix in salads. The Arugula leaf can be identified by its narrow elongated appearance. With its deep indentations along its length, it looks similar to the dandelion leaf. Arugula has a strong flavor with a distinct peppery quality, which comes from the fact that it is part of the mustard family. Arugula's flavor is best when consumed within 3-6 days of the time of harvest.
Slow Bolt Arugula can be grown in all zones, zones 8+ that are in warmer regions should plant in the fall rather than in the spring. You can start your Arugula in your garden about 1-2 weeks before your last frost date. If you sow a row or section every 2-3 weeks you can get a continuous crop. These seeds can be dispersed evenly to create a bed of tender leaves. Arugula is a cut and come again plant so you can harvest as leaves mature.
Latin Name: Eruca sativa
Variety: Slow bolt
Other Names: Roquette, rocket
Seeds per Oz: Approx 14,000
Days to Plant Maturity: Approx 43
Non-GMO Seeds: Yes
Organic Seeds: No
Heirloom Seeds: Yes
Open Pollinated: Yes
Plant Type: Annual
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Plant Spacing: 6-12"
Growth Habit: Upright
Soil Preference: Rich, moist soil
Temp Preference: Cooler
Light Preference: Full Sun, or Partial Shade
Flavor: Strong green yet spicy flavor. Peppery and buttery
Comments: Arugula is best when consumed 3-6 days after harvest if possible.
- Seed Planting Depth
- Seeds per Ounce
- Germination Temperature
- Days to Germination
- Row Spacing
- Plant Spacing
- 100' Row Yield
- Approx 14,000
- 50 to 85 F
- 5 to 7
- 25-35 lbs.
- Full Sun or Partial Shade
Seeds Per Package:
- 3 g - Approximately 1,500 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 14,200 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 56,800 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 227,200 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 1,136,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 5,680,000 Seeds
Sowing: Sow seeds in average soil in a Full sun to Partial shaded area. For optimum flavor, grow in cooler temperatures. Making your rows about 15 inches apart, with the seeds separated a distance between 1-6 inches under the soil ¼". Seedlings will appear anywhere between 5 to 14 days depending on soil and weather conditions. You can start Arugula in your garden about 1 to 2 weeks before your last frost date. If you sow a row or section every 2 to 3 weeks you can get a continuous crop. These seeds can be dispersed evenly to create a bed of tender leaves.
Transplanting: In warmer zones 8+ start your seed indoors in the middle of July, in trays or pots ¼" deep in soil. You can transfer your seedlings into your garden anytime in mid-August make sure you cover your Arugula seedlings up to leaves with soil so that you protect the root when transferring.
Harvesting: Arugula is a cut-and-come-again plant, meaning you can harvest as leaves mature. Grow in cool weather and keep the soil moist for the best-flavored greens. Stop harvesting the leaves once the plant flowers or they will become bitter-tasting. If arugula becomes wiltly after harvest, submerge in lukewarm water for 60 seconds, then submerge in ice water. Arugula will crispen after that.
Soil Preference: Arugula prefers a fertile well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. It prefers cooler weather and is hardy enough to over-winter in many locations from late summer to early fall sowing.
Other Tips: Flea beetles can be controlled by covering the crop with a floating row cover. Stop harvesting the leaves once the plant flowers or they will become bitter-tasting. The flowers are also edible.