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Commonly known as wild rocket or arugula, is a leafy green plant belonging to the Brassicaceae family.

Physical Description:

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.

Growing Conditions:

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.

Rocket - Wild (Diplotaxis tenuifolia)

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