Upright plant with dark green leaves.
Leaves of Bellezia are darker green and more deeply lobed than Sylvetta. In addition, the plant is more upright allowing for easier harvest. Intermediate resistance to downy mildew.
• Edible Flowers: Harvest the yellow flowers as they appear. Sprinkle them over salads or add to vegetable stir-fries. Flavor is spicy and nutty. Popular choice for brightening up salad mixes.
Organic seed is also available. Avg. 93,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 500 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eruca sativa, Diplotaxis spp.
CULTURE: Arugula prefers a fertile, well-drained soil, with a pH range of 6.0-6.8 in full sun to part shade. Arugula prefers cool conditions and is hardy enough to overwinter in many locations from late summer and early fall sowings. It is also well-adapted for growing in cool greenhouses and high tunnels for winter production. Direct seed 1/8" deep from early spring onward at 30-50 seeds/ft. Germination should take 5-7 days. Keep soil moist to slow bolting. For a continual supply, plant every 2-3 weeks until 1 month prior to first avg. frost date.
HARVEST: For bunching, cut just above soil level. For baby leaf, clip leaves for cut-and-come-again. After plants flower, the leaves can still be used but taste is sharper. Flowers are also edible.
PEST CONTROL: Flea beetles can be controlled by covering the crop with floating row covers from the day of sowing. Prevent diseases with crop rotation and sanitation.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: For Salad types: 500’/oz., 8,000’/lb., 3.6 lb./acre in rows 18" apart. For Wild types: 2,100’/oz., 34,240’/lb., 0.84 lb./acre in rows 18" apart.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.:
Salad: Avg. 15,400 seeds/oz., sows avg. 500’@ 30 seeds/ft.
Wild: Avg. 100,700 seeds/oz, sows avg. 2,100’@ 50 seeds/ft.
PACKET: 500 seeds. Wild type sows 10′. Salad type sows 16′.