Annual Salad (Eruca sativa vesicaria Rocket Astro) 500 seeds (#930)

A great tasting variety with good bolt tolerance. Enjoy the pungent taste of it and it is a great addition to salads.
A superb variety with attractive large, smooth, round leaves and great peppery flavour with a bit of bite.
Heat tolerant so slower to bolt than other varieties.
According to ancient traditions, eating it will bring you good luck. The oil extracted from the seeds was considered to be an aphrodisiac. Since it also tastes good, it seems like everyone might want to grow this talented green.
Eruca Sativa herb plants are very low in calories (only about 2 calories per 1/2 cup) and very high in Vitamins A, C and K.
To store rocket rinse the leaves in cool water and dry on paper toweling. Wrap leaves tightly in plastic or a zip lock bag. Best if used within two days.
Grow in full sun. If grown in summer, provide shade from midday sun.
Moisture: appreciates regular watering.
Hardiness: It is an annual that can tolerate temperatures down to -4C. It goes quickly to seed in hot weather.

Genus - Eruca
Species - sativa vesicaria
Variety - Rocket Astro
Common name - Annual Salad
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 11
Height - 1-2.5' / 0.30 - 0.45 m
Spread - 6-9" / 0,15 - 0,22 m
Plant type - Annual herb
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Mildly acidic to Mildly alkaline (pH 6.1-7.8)
Soil type - Average to rich garden
Water requirements - Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Landscape uses - It tastes good, very low in calories and very high in Vitamins A, C and K.
Leaf / Flower color - Green / --

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Can be sown all year round and grown inside in the bright place. Keep moist.
If sown outside:
1. Sow from March to August in prepared seed bed thinly in rows 25 cm apart.
2. Cover with 0,5 cm of fine soil. Firm gently, keep moist.
3. Germinates in 7-14 days.
4. For continuous crops sow every 2-3 weeks.
Do not allow the plants to dry out - it will prevent them running to seed prematurely.
Harvest from May to October. Take a few leaves from each plant, they will regrow quickly, or pick whole mature plants.
Will self seed in the garden if allowed.

Annual Salad (Eruca sativa vesicaria Rocket Astro) 500 seeds (#930)

  • 1.15€
  • Ex Tax: 1.15€
  • Reward Points: 0

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