The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Eruca sativa. The commercial standard with long green leaves and characteristic mildly spicy flavor. Germinates quickly and tolerates cold and hot temperatures well. Our strain has a mix of "cut" and "strap" leaf shapes when grown as baby leaf. Performs well as a cut-and-come-again crop. Heat and cold tolerant. 
Easy to Grow
When to Plant Your Seedling
Well draining, well composted soil. Slightly acidic to neutral
Consistently, 1 inch per week, more during dry spells
Days to Maturity
21 days baby 40 days full size
Additional instructions: Protecting against flea beetle damage with row covers is essential, as they will lose their appeal when shot full of holes from beetle damage. If they are troublesome in your garden, try placing floating row covers over this crop the day you plant. Do not plant in the same location two years in a row. Arugula Astro is referred to as “rocket" because it grows so quickly from seed, so when buying as a cutting be prepared for fast growth.
Harvesting instructions: Cut and come again - pick leaves around outer edge. Harvest at 55 days. Cut leaves about 1" above soil level to promote new growth.
Seed source: High Mowing Organic Seeds
Common Diseases and Pests
OUR QUALITY ASSURANCE: High Mowing's Quality Control team ensures all seed lots of this variety are independently tested for the diseases black rot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. Campestris) and black leg (Phoma lingam). Only seed lots that are found to be free of black rot and black leg are released for sale. No diseased seed will be sold.