Eruca vesicaria sativa
Spicy green, also known as Rocket or Roquette. It has dark green leaves that add a delicious peppery flavor to salads and are tastiest when harvested as 2-6″ long baby greens. The leaves of mature plants can become very spicy and slightly bitter.
Traditionally direct-sown in the spring after the danger of hard frost has passed or in cooler fall months once soil temperatures start to decline.
Spacing Requirements: Sow shallowly, ¼ inch, in rows and thin to 10 inches between plants.
Time to Germination: 7-10 days. Arugula will also self-seed in many regions.