Great tangy taste ALL YEAR ROUND. Strongly flavoured decorative leaves. A favourite in salads, easy to grow, even in containers.
Easy to grow. Very attractive. Good source of Vitamin C.
The plant is very productive and regular sowings, made every two to three weeks, will ensure a continuous supply.
Genus - Diplotaxis
Species - Tenuifolia
Variety - Trizia
Common name - Rocket (All Year Round)
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 9
Height - 0,30 - 0,90 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Perennial Herb
Exposure - Full Sun to Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Mildly acidic to Mildly alkaline (pH 6.1-7.8)
Soil type - light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay)
Water requirements - Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Leaf / Flower color - Green / --
sow thinly, April-August, where they are to crop, 5 mm deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, moisture-retentive soil, which has already been watered. Allow 25 cm between rows.
Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days.
Water well and ensure soil remains moist to prevent plants running to seed. Thin out to 10 cm apart, using thinnings in salads. No thinning is necessary if only baby leaves are required.
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