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Rocket: Wild

Diplotaxis erucoides
    • Perennial 40cm
    • Better flavour than regular rocket
    • Great for salads and stir fries

    Perennial growing to 40cm. Plants have an upright habit and are grown for their deeply serrated leaves which have a strong peppery flavour similar to rocket but far more pungent. Is most commonly used as a salad green but can also be used cooked; makes an excellent addition to stir fries. Very popular in Italian cuisine. Can be grown in containers. Can be grown for baby leaf. Also known as Perennial Rocket, Wall Rocket, White Rocket and Sylvetta.

$2.50$3.50 inc GST

$2.50$3.50 inc GST

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Product Description

Wild Rocket (Arugula) is an extremely hardy leaf which can be added to your favorite salad bowls to add that extra peppery taste to it. This will certainly make a salad bowl more tasty. You can grow this in pots or straight in the ground – the choice is yours. If you grow salad rocket in bowls you can move it into the greenhouse as it gets cooler to keep it growing for longer. Wild Rocket is great to grow in the garden or herb patch. It is perennial so will grow every year producing you crops to use in your salads. Wild rocket is more peppery and fiery than the average rocket that you purchase in shops. To purchase wild rocket in shops it is a lot more expensive but so easy to grow. So why not try growing your own. Wild Rocket is also known as wall rocket. There are many differences between the salad rocket and the wild rocket is that the leaves are a lot finer on wild rocket than the salad version. They are also a lot more stronger in taste. When using wild rocket to eat you can use it in exactly the same way as the salad version but be warned it is a lot more hotter in taste. When planting wild rocket (Wall rocket) plant it in a dry shady spot – ideally near a wall – hence the name it gets. Keep picking the wild rocket often and it will soon grow new leaves on it to eat. Trim it back in autumn for another great harvest the year after. Once your seeds have germinated and are big enough for transplanting you can now look at potting them up if you are growing in seed trays. If you have sown the rocket seeds outdoors space the plants at around 10-15cm so they have room to grow and keep them weed free. The best part of growing something is harvesting it. To harvest rocket all you need to do is just pinch off the leaves as and when you require some for your salad. You will be picking it for weeks over the summer. If you pick the rocket leaves while they are young the leaves have a much milder taste.

 

Planting Guide
Method
Direct or Seedling Trays
Planting Depth
3mm
Germination Period
5 to 10 days at 15-20ºC
Life Cycle
Hardy perennial
Average Plant Height
40cm
Row Spacing
30cm
Plant Spacing
10cm
Positioning
Shade or Sun
Average days to maturity
80 days
Other Information
Pick leaves as required
* The information above is provided as a guide only.
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