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Purple Stemmed Arugula (Colorado Naturalized)

Purple Stemmed Arugula (Colorado Naturalized)

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa

Origin: Carbondale, Colorado

Improvement status: Cultivated material

Seeds per packet: ~500 (Farmer bulk available in category above)

Germination tested 12/2019: 84%

Life cycle: Annual

A beautiful, purple-stemmed arugula with diverse leaf shapes and exceptional vigor. Resists bolting and grows quickly, allowing it to out-compete weeds. It also has a delicious flavor. This arugula is excellent for both the veggie garden or more perennial-based agroecological plantings. In some parts of the country it might even overwinter successfully, but it will readily self-seed in most soil. Direct-sow for a cut and come again crop. Our seed came from Casey Piscura of Wild Mountain Seeds.

GROWING TIPS: In early spring direct seed 1/4 inch deep. Plants could be 3-10 inches apart depending what you are going for. Could also be planted late summer for fall harvest.