Bright & potent green, delectable in cooler months. Foods have meanings that change over time. Mesclun mix salads containing arugula were staples of the Romans, but arugula was later banned by the Catholic Church due to its reputation as an aphrodisiac. Today, despite its ease of growth, arugula is sometimes used to symbolize snooty foodie culture. We’re not bitter, but we don’t think they are any vegetables too elite to grow in your humble home garden- especially when they’re as fast growing & delicious as arugula. Adult leaves can be harvested within four weeks of sowing. It’s characteristic zing is irreplaceable & beloved by many. From the seedling stage until early maturity, it can be harvested for fresh eating in salads and garnishing sandwiches. When it gets older it can be braised in olive oil for a terrific cooked green that is great with pasta. Certified organic. Non-GMO, open pollinated seeds. Seed count: 500. Artwork by: Robert Morris
Growing: Direct sow as soon as soil can be worked. If transplanting, do so promptly; seedlings grow quickly & checked growth can cause premature bolting. Harvest when young for fresh use and when slightly older for braising. It can become stressed in midsummer but loves cool weather and will thrive through the rest of the season, making it ideal for succession sowing. Arugula is very hardy and will grow through winter with the protection of a cold frame or low tunnel.

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About the Merchant

Foods have meanings that change over time. The Romans grew arugula for its edible leaves, flowers, seed pods, and as an aphrodisiac–the last role led to its being banned by the Catholic Church. Mesclun mix salads were staples of the Romans, but today they've been branded by some as a "snooty" food of the out-of-touch dining class. We're not bitter, but we don't think there are any politically incorrect foods you can grow in your garden.

Hudson Valley Seed Company | Accord, New York, USA | Est. 2004

Hudson Valley Seed Company is committed to growing organically, sourcing locally and sustainably, and preserving crop diversity by selecting unique, rare, and hard-to-find varieties. A values-driven seed farm celebrating responsible seed production and stewardship from the grounds of their certified organic farm in upstate New York where they produce heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds, paired w/ beautiful garden-themed contemporary art-adorned packaging to stoke your horticultural imagination. We exclusively stock these limited release "Art Packs."

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Weight 0.1 oz
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 0.5 in