Surrey Arugula

Surrey Arugula

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A fast-growing, deeply lobed variety with upright habit and rich, spicy flavor.

Appearance is like a cross between Astro and Wild Arugula, taking the best from each with the faster growth rate and milder flavor of Astro and the attractive leaf shape of Sylvetta. Quick growth rate and upright habit reduce disease pressure.

  • Easy to grow
  • Upright habit
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Eruca sativa

Culture

Arugula prefers a fertile, well-drained soil, with a pH range of 6.0-6.8 in full sun to part shade. Arugula prefers cool conditions and is hardy enough to over-winter in many locations from late summer and early fall sowings. It is also well-adapted for growing in cool greenhouses and high tunnels for winter production. 

Planting

For full size arugula, space plants 12-18" apart. For continuous harvest of baby arugula, make a furrow about two inches deep and five inches wide. Loosen the plug and spread the plants the length of the furrow. 

Harvest

For bunching, cut just above soil level. For baby leaf, clip leaves for cut-and-come-again. After plants flower, the leaves can still be used but taste is sharper. Flowers are also edible.

Pest Control

Flea beetles can be controlled by covering the crop with floating row covers (see Index) from the day of sowing. Prevent diseases with crop rotation and sanitation.
 

Days to Maturity

Baby: 28 days