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Eruca sativa

Rocket

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Features

  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPale yellow-cream

Description

Eruca sativa (Rocket). This low-growing annual native to southern Europe. Is very popular as a salad green and vegetable, grows to around 60cm high. The leaves are picked an eaten, the younger leaves have a better flavour. Remove flowering stems to prevent the spread of unwanted seedlings. The plants are ready to harvest about 40 days after sowing.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Low salinity, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Propagate from seed in spring or early autumn in mild areas and thin the seedlings to 3 in (8 cm) apart.

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