Esmee Organic

Quick Facts:

    • Certified organic
    • Good cool weather growth
    • Adds loft to salad mixes
    • Open pollinated

Esmee Organic

Description:

CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Esmee Organic arugula seeds produce a traditional cool-season arugula with an appealing rounded oak-leaf shape. The leaves grow upright, but have a very three-dimensional nature, so they add loft to salad mixes. Grown as baby leaf greens, Esmee is ready for harvest in just 21 days from sowing. Or wait the full 40 days for mature arugula from late winter to early summer, and again in the fall, once the soil cools down. In cool weather, it is nutty and flavourful, with very little spiciness.

Matures in 21-40 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
1g (approx. 400 seeds) MS570A $3.29 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
5g (approx. 2000 seeds) MS570B $5.39 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
25g (approx. 10000 seeds) MS570C $7.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
125g (approx. 50000 seeds) MS570D $19.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
500g (approx. 200000 seeds) MS570E $49.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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*Please note, this product cannot be shipped to the USA.

Quick Facts:

    • Certified organic
    • Good cool weather growth
    • Adds loft to salad mixes
    • Open pollinated

How To Grow

Arugula is a productive, cool season, annual salad green that works best in spring and fall, and can be managed all winter under cloche protection. In hot weather, arugula will go to seed. Continue reading below to find out how to grow arugula from seed.

Latin: Eruca sativa (Wild Arugula is Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
Family: Brassicaceae

Difficulty: Easy

We Recommend: Astro (MS483). All arugula varieties are good, but Astro stands out. Grow this variety in cool weather, or try it as a micro-green at any time of year.

Season & Zone

Season: Cool season. Arugula tends to bolt in hot weather.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.
Zone: Hardy in all zones.

Timing
Direct sow every 3 weeks from mid-March to April and again in September for a fall/winter crop. Optimal soil temperature: 4-12°C (40-50°F).

Starting
Sow no more than 5mm (¼”) deep in well drained soil in full sun. Thin seedlings to 10-15cm (4-6″) apart in rows 45-60cm (18-24″) apart. Overcrowded plants will bolt earlier. Seeds germinate in 4-8 days.

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.5-7.0. keep moist until germinated and then just keep the area weeded.

Harvest
Use as a cut & come again crop, harvesting with scissors. Baby leaves are mild and tender.

Seed Info
In optimum conditions at least 75% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100′ row: 1.2M seeds, per acre: 348M seeds.

Diseases & Pests
Flea beetles will cause numerous tiny holes in the leaves. If these appear, try planting a couple of weeks later next year, to avoid their laying cycle. Or plant under lightweight row cover.