How to grow Eruca sativa

Eruca sativa grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Eruca also known as Garden rocket or Arugula, Eruca sativa annual plant, edible plant rarely used as ornamental plant and as pollinator attract plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting.

Leaves edible color green in oval poon shape and leaves deeply lobed.

Eruca sativa flower

Flower color yellow in cross shape.

Pods edible when young in color green

Seeds edible and can use when the pods dry

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How to grow Eruca sativa growing and care:

Cool weather

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring (in cold area) / Autumn to winter (in hot area)

Pests and diseases:
Pieris brassicae

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant?
0.3-1.2m, 12-48 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Winter (in hot area) to spring (in cold area)

General information about the flower:
White with purple cross shape flower that grow on the top of the plant

Pollination is done by:

Seeds and pod information

Seeds and pod season?
Winter to spring (in hot area) and spring to summer (in cold area)

Uses of Eruca sativa pods and seeds:
Eat raw, salad, paste

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring (in cold climate) / Autumn (in hotter climate)

How to harvest the leaves?
When the plant young better to cut the leaf in the base

Information about leaves:
Green oval poon shape and leaves deeply lobed

Uses of Eruca sativa leaves:
Cooked, raw (when young)

Scientific name:

Eruca sativa

How to grow Eruca sativa

Eruca sativa


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
  • Spreads & Sauces
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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