30-45 days. Arugula’s flavor has been described as peppery, mustardy, hot with a hint of nut flavor, tart, and spicy. It adds such an exciting, interesting flavor and texture to salads. Most often eaten raw in salads but also steamed or added raw to many other dishes such as pizza! Also a good container variety.
This packet sows five 10-foot rows or ten successive sowings of 5-foot rows.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED.
2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and successive sowings thereafter every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the average first fall frost. USDA zone 8 or warmer: Also in fall for winter harvest.
When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost.
Harvesting: Pick leaves when no longer than 6″, but at least 2″ long; pick them individually, or cut off the plant at ground level. Harvest before plant begins to flower. You may allow the plant to flower if you plan to eat the flowers but leaves will become bitter.