Eruca sativa growing 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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Requirements for Eruca sativa growing and care:
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:
Spring (in cold area) / Autumn to winter (in hot area)
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
0.3-1.2m, 12-48 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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
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)