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Description for Rocket Arugula Wild Cut
Best grown in deep, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Foliage depreciates rapidly if soils are allowed to dry out.
Common name(s): salad rocket, rucola, rucoli, rugula, colewort, roquette, and arugula
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: June to July
Max reacahble height: 4.00 to 7.00 feet
Difficulty to grow:: easy to grow
Planting and care
Prefers rich humusy soil with pH of 6 to 6.8, but will tolerate wide variety of conditions. Evenly moist soil will help slow bolting.
Growth is low and compact until heat causes plant to bolt.
Forms a rosette of deeply lobed leaves. Plants become erect when heat induces bolting.
Flowers are edible.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temperature: 45 - 70F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Rocket Arugula Wild Cut
Feed plants on a regular basis before and throughout the blooming cycle (avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides if youâ€™re harvesting for the kitchen).
Once a month between April and July, apply a balanced granular fertilizer (5-10-5 or 5-10-10). Allow Â¾ to 1 cup for each bush, and sprinkle it around the drip line, not against the stem.
ready to harvest as early as 4 weeks after seeding.
Typical uses of Rocket Arugula Wild Cut
Special features: Accent for open sunny areas. Periphery of border. Cottage gardens. Wild gardens.
Culinary use: it is cooked and eaten like spinach, or it can be used more sparingly as an herb to flavor a salad, meat, or pasta sauce.
As in other greens, arugula also is one of the very low-calorie vegetables. 100 g of fresh leaves hold just 25 calories. Nonetheless, it has many vital phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals that may immensely benefit health.
Salad rocket has the ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, a measure of antioxidant strength) of about 1904 Âµmol TE per 100 grams.