Both the small yellow flowers and the serrated leaves of the Wild Arugula plant are edible and have a lovely peppery taste to them. The plant is often used as an herb or salad greens.
How to Grow Wild Arugula
- Latin Name: Diplotaxis tenuifolia
- Days to Maturity: 35- 50
- Hardiness Zone: ALL (Perennial in Zones 3- 8)
- Soil: ph 6- 7
- Temperature: Cooler
- Light Preference: Sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Space: 6"
- Pests/disease: Flea beetles, Slugs, Aphids, Birds, Downey Mildew, Bacterial Leaf Spot
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz.- Approximately 81,900 Seeds
- 4 oz.- Approximately 327,600 Seeds
- 1 lb.- Approximately 1,310,400 Seeds
Wild Arugula does not bolt all summer. Leaves may be harvested once they reach the desired size.