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  • Matures in 45 days
  • 28 days for micro-greens
  • Hot, wasabi-like flavour
  • Works in containers
  • Open pollinated seeds

Diplotaxis erucoides. This cool season wild arugula has the same sinus-blazing heat of the Japanese horseradish paste. Use the spicy leaves raw or cooked — Wasabi Arugula is a fantastic topping for pizza. This plant thrives in the cooler weather of the fall, winter, and spring, and it makes remarkable micro-greens at any time of the year. It is a relatively compact plant, like the other arugula varieties. Its edible white flowers also make a nice garnish. Grow Wasabi Arugula in containers or in the garden row. Sowing the seeds several times through the cool season will provide a constant harvest.

Matures in 45 days (28 days for micro-greens). Open-pollinated seeds.

Latin: Eruca sativa (Wild Arugula is Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
Family: Brassicaceae

Difficulty: Easy

Season & Zone

Season: Cool season. Arugula tends to bolt in hot weather.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.
Zone: Hardy in all zones.

Timing
Direct sow every 3 weeks from mid-March to April and again in September for a fall/winter crop. Optimal soil temperature: 4-12°C (40-50°F).

Starting
Sow no more than 5mm (¼”) deep in well drained soil in full sun. Thin seedlings to 10-15cm (4-6″) apart in rows 45-60cm (18-24″) apart. Overcrowded plants will bolt earlier. Seeds germinate in 4-8 days.

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.5-7.0. keep moist until germinated and then just keep the area weeded.

Harvest
Use as a cut & come again crop, harvesting with scissors. Baby leaves are mild and tender.

Seed Info
In optimum conditions at least 75% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100′ row: 1.2M seeds, per acre: 348M seeds.

Diseases & Pests
Flea beetles will cause numerous tiny holes in the leaves. If these appear, try planting a couple of weeks later next year, to avoid their laying cycle. Or plant under lightweight row cover.

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