ERUCA vesicaria ssp. sativa

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ERUCA vesicaria ssp. sativa

Italian Cress, Rocket Salad, Arugula, Roquette
Select Item No. EO135

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Brassicaceae
Origin: South Europe, North, East and South Africa, West to Central Asia: roadsides and wastelands.
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white-yellow
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: pinnatifid, lobed
Height with Flowers: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.66667 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

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