Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
35-50 (Spring/Summer), 35-50 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Arugula is very hardy and can withstand frost.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall, Winter
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

Arugula prefers rich, moist soil and cooler temperatures but can withstand a variety of different climates. Hot weather causes quick bolting, so it's best to plant in fall or early spring in warmer climates.

Outdoor Growing Temp
45°F - 75°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
50°F

Arugula germinates well in cool (45˚F) soil and will continue to do so until it gets up to 75˚F. At higher temperatures germination gets erratic.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool)

In cool weather the plants will need full sun for most rapid growth.

Water
High

These fast-growing plants must have all of the water they need for rapid growth. It is important that the soil is kept moist at all times.

Feeder
Light

These greens grow quickly and for best growth and flavor they should have all of the nutrients readily available, which means the soil needs to be fairly fertile. Their main requirement is nitrogen, but they also need moderate amounts of potassium and phosphorus.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Arugula is very well suited for container growing. Choose a container that has a minimum depth of 4". Make sure that your container has at least one drainage hole. Fill with a mixture of potting soil and compost and water thoroughly. Place in full sun. Make sure to keep the soil consistently moist.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
3.0-6.0"
Plant Diameter
3.0-6.0"
Hardiness Zone
1-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Tangy, almost spicy flavor.