Ice-Bred

Ice-Bred Arugula OG

(44 days) Open-pollinated. For my money, the best arugula to be found anywhere. Brett Grohsgal crossed two excellent European heirloom strains in 1989 and has been selecting for cold hardiness and vigor since. He’s bred one tough cookie here. Mid-ribs and whole leaves develop a lovely purple hue in winter freezes. Recovers in spring even if plant goes dormant under very cold conditions. Seedlings can stand drought, compete against weeds and don’t require high soil fertility. They have been 1–2 days slower to bolt than other arugulas in my spring-sown plots. This is arugula with more bite, vigorous with complex full flavors. Cold-hardy through at least part of the Maine winter. Breeder Royalties.


3021 Ice-Bred OG
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Arugula

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.

Greens

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.