Astro Arugula - Organic


Astro Arugula - Organic

(21 days baby, 35 days mature) Open-pollinated. After my first taste I was tempted to wisecrack that Astro is to real arugula as Astroturf is to real grass. But that would be grossly unfair. Yes, its pleasant tender texture and mild flavor might be a slight letdown for those of us who prefer our arugula more piquant. However, we found out when it debuted in our catalog that many people prefer this milder strain, making it a top seller. Selected for profuse basal growth, Astro rockets into dense clusters of thick lush leaves for baby-greens harvest. Leaf shapes are a mix of smooth-edged and lobed. Grows equally well during cool and hot seasons, Astro came to us highly recommended by our West Coast seed farmers for its dependability and yield. Cold-hardy through at least part of the Maine winter.

3020 Astro - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 1/16oz for $2.60  
B: 1/8oz for $4.20  
C: 1/2oz for $6.00  
D: 1oz for $9.00  
E: 4oz for $16.00  
K: 1lb for $55.00  
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Eruca sativa

116 oz packet sows 60 ft; 1 oz, 960 ft. ~15,000 seeds/oz. Also known as Roquette or Rocket. Musky green and its piquant blossoms will spice up your salad.

Culture: Prefers cool temperatures; direct seed as early as possible in spring. Bolts in heat; avoid the heat and grow as a fall crop, or make succession plantings every 1-2 weeks. Use row covers to discourage flea beetles. Let part of a spring crop go to seed and get a self-sown September and October patch that is delicious and has no flea beetle damage! A prime ingredient in tangy mesclun mixes. Frequent watering will reduce its pungency. Suitable for microgreens.


Days to maturity are from direct seeding.

Culture: When to harvest greens? Research from trials conducted in England and Kenya showed looseleaf lettuce, red chard and arugula harvested in the evening had a longer shelf life than when picked in the morning.