Perennial Arugula - Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
Perennial Arugula - Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
Perennial Arugula - Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
Perennial Arugula - Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
Perennial Arugula - Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
Perennial Arugula - Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
Perennial Arugula - Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
Perennial Arugula - Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
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Perennial Arugula - Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia)

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All the spicy flavor you love, with so little work.  This perennial arugula just keeps giving and giving throughout most of the year.  It's super easy to grow and gives a more delicious, nutty, spicy kick than its annual cousin. 

Why We Love It

Here are some of the reasons why we love Perennial Arugula...

1) So delicious!  This is one of our absolute favorite perennial salad greens.  It mixes wonderfully with our other greens and stir fries up beautifully.  Our favorite use for it is on top of pizza or as a base layer for buffalo cauliflower.  Yum!!!

2) Deep roots.  As permaculture enthusiasts, we know that that means!  Deep roots means that this perennial arugula can mine deep for the nutrients and water that it needs, making it super easy to grow and super nutrient-dense.

3) Grows almost anywhere - This is a great plant for your food forest or the edge of your garden where you don't think you can grow anything else.  Perennial arugula will grow in full sun or part-shade and just needs well-draining soil.

How to Grow It

Here's how to grow Perennial Arugula:

SUN SUN or PART-SHADE
MOISTURE NOT FUSSY, BUT REGULAR MOISTURE GIVES MILDER LEAVES
GROWING ZONES USDA 6-10  (Not sure? Find your growing zone here)
SIZE  2 FEET TALL & WIDE
PRO TIP Grow some of your perennial arugula in the part-shade for milder flavor during the summer.  If you don't want it to multiply, cut off the flowers so it doesn't develop seeds.  We let ours self-seed every 3-4 years to regenerate the plant.

 

How to Harvest & Use It

You can harvest this plant any time of year!  You will find that the leaves are more mild in the cooler part of the year and the spice really kicks up in the heat of the summer!  Ours goes dormant in the winter and is one of the first plants to pop up in the Spring.  You're going to love the nutty, spicy flavor of this no-fuss perennial veggie.  It's a true gem!