Roquette Arugula (Eruca vesicaria) also known as "rocket" or "rucola." It is a leafy green vegetable known for its distinctive peppery flavor and tender leaves.
Roquette Arugula features dark green, deeply lobed leaves with serrated edges. The leaves are typically elongated, somewhat resembling the shape of an oak leaf. The plant itself can reach a height of up to 12 inches (30 cm).
One of the standout features of Roquette Arugula is its peppery and slightly spicy flavor. The taste is often described as tangy and bold, which adds a zesty kick to salads and dishes.
Roquette Arugula is a popular ingredient in various culinary dishes, particularly in salads. Its distinctive flavor and tender texture make it a sought-after addition to mixed green salads. It's also used as a pizza topping, in sandwiches, wraps, and as a garnish for various dishes. The leaves can be enjoyed both raw and lightly cooked.
Roquette Arugula is not only flavorful but also nutritious. It is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate. It's low in calories and contains dietary fiber, making it a healthy addition to your diet.
Roquette Arugula is relatively easy to grow. It thrives in cool weather and can be grown in the spring and fall. It prefers well-draining soil and can be cultivated in gardens or containers. The plant benefits from full sun or partial shade.
There are several arugula varieties, and Roquette Arugula is one of the popular types known for its bold peppery flavor. Other varieties may have milder or different taste profiles.
Roquette Arugula pairs well with a variety of ingredients, including nuts (such as pine nuts or walnuts), cheeses (like Parmesan or goat cheese), fruits (such as apples or pears), and vinaigrette dressings. Its peppery flavor adds a delightful contrast to sweet and savory dishes.
Arugula, including Roquette Arugula, is known for its potential health benefits. It's a good source of antioxidants and may help support overall health, including eye health and bone health.
Roquette Arugula's bold flavor and nutritional value make it a versatile and delightful addition to salads and a variety of dishes, enhancing both taste and visual appeal in culinary creations.
Botanical Name: Eruca Vesicaria
Common Name: Roquette Arugula
Size at Maturity: 12"-14"
Days to Maturity: 30-40 Days
Light Requirement: Full Sun to Part Shade
Planting Time: Fall, Spring
Sowing Method: Direct Sow/ Indoor Sow
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Plant Spacing: 6"
Average Seeds Per Ounce: Approx. 20,000