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Arugula Lettuce Plant
Arugula Lettuce Plant

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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: Annual
SIZE: 12"H x 12"S

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Arugula Lettuce Plants

Eruca vesicaria sativa

A member of the Mustard family, Arugula is a leafy green that packs a peppery punch! Similar to Watercress in flavor, Arugula has edible, aromatic leaves and a spicier flavor than most greens. Often eaten raw in salads, Arugula also tastes great when cooked. If you're adding it to a pizza, pasta, or pesto, make sure to add it last or just after the meal is done cooking to prevent the leaves from withering.

Native to the Mediterranean, Arugula has been used for its culinary value since Ancient Romans used it in salads, oils and as an aphrodisiac. Highly rich in Vitamins C and A as well as Potassium, Arugula is similar in shape to spinach and contains very little calories. Related to both Mustard and Nastustiums, it has that peppery 'bite' and is most often used in salads combined with other lettuces.

Harvest the leaves while they're young, 6 to 8 weeks after planting. Cut larger outer leaves first or cut the entire plant back to about an inch above the ground. As the temperature gets hotter, so does the taste. Remember to cut back before the flowers appear. Over harvesting will kill this hardy little edible but it self seeds and renews its leaves very quickly.

Arugula prefers moist but not wet soil and is very low maintenance. Easily sown and grown in your garden or in a container or pot for indoor or patio gardens, Arugula is a delicious and nutritious edible that will spice up your recipes all year long!

Zone: Annual

: 12"H x 12"S

Light: Full Sun


Uses: Arugula's edible green leaves are highly nutritious in Vitamins A and C, and add a peppery flavor to salads, pizzas and pastas. Also an appetite stimulant and helpful digestive aid.

Tips: Arugula bolts very quickly once the weather heats up, so to keep plenty of this tasty green on hand, it is best to succession plant. Once it goes to seed, the leaves take on a more intense, bitter taste.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Arugula June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Christine Bukovsky from Evergreen Park, IL United States  
When my arugula plants first arrived, they looked a little wilted and yellow- I contacted the Growers Exchange and they suggested I plant them a little deeper so the plants stand up straight and to pull off the yellow leaves. I did that and now my arugula are thriving! We haven't yet had the heat and sun here in Chicago that we need...but I expect I'll be eating my arugula very soon!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A Little Zip May 1, 2017
Reviewer: Connie Parrin from BLUFFTON, SC United States  
All of our plants arrived safely packaged, moist and ready to plant. We let them transition from the "dark shipping box" by letting them enjoy a little indirect light in our garage before planting.  Oh, the Arugula - it grows pretty fast so we placed it in the corner of our elevated cedar herb garden.  This has a wonderful, slightly peppery and tart taste.  Great for adding some leaves to a salad or on a sandwich.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great flavor April 2, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Anna Maria, FL United States  
The plants arrived a little limp but perked up quickly.  Looks full and healthy now.  I usually eat them before they make it to the kitchen!

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Sandwich maker May 29, 2014
Reviewer: Sarah from Hopewell, VA United States  
My arugula is healthy and grows steadily. I love it used as a bed for meats. I just plate the meat on top of a fresh bed of arugula and serve it. It also makes a terrific substitute for lettuce in a BLT. If add some basil with the arugula to the bacon and tomato and you have a whole new sandwich.

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  6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Awesome!! May 16, 2014
Reviewer: Katharine from Altamonte Springs, FL United States  
I bought 4 of these and they arrived so healthy and huge! They were each a salad when they got here! I planted them in full sun in a row and they are all thriving. I am so happy with all my plants from The Growers Exchange and highly recommend them to everyone.

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