Commonly known as wild rocket or arugula, is a leafy green plant belonging to the Brassicaceae family.
Leaves: Deeply lobed, dark green leaves that resemble those of traditional arugula (Eruca sativa). The leaves have a distinctive peppery flavor.
Stems: Thin and upright stems.
Culinary: Wild rocket is primarily used as a leafy green in salads, sandwiches, and various dishes. It adds a peppery and slightly bitter flavor to dishes. It is often considered a gourmet green and is used for its unique taste.
Soil: Well-drained, fertile soil is ideal. Wild rocket can adapt to various soil types.
Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist. Adequate watering helps prevent the leaves from becoming too bitter.
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade. It prefers cooler temperatures and may bolt (produce flowers) in hot weather.
Hardiness: Wild rocket is hardy and can tolerate a range of climates. It is often grown as an annual.
Harvest the leaves when they are young and tender for the best flavor. Regular harvesting helps promote continued leaf production.
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