THE 2024 CATALOGUE IS HERE!!! And it's our best yet. Featuring over 550 crops — 100 of them new — this is our biggest catalogue ever. NOTE: After delaying most shipments due to the extreme cold weather, we are working through the backlog now. Thank you for your patience!

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

Germination tested 11/2023: 96%

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.