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Arugula, Astro
Arugula, Astro
Arugula, Astro

Arugula, Astro


Arugula is an incredibly fast-growing, low maintenance crop that will add a fresh, spicy kick to salads, sandwiches, and wraps. This is a must-have leafy green to add to your salad mixes or lettuce beds and is very easy to grow.

This mild Astro variety produces early and is heat tolerant, making it a perfect arugula option to grow in our tropical climate.

Days to Maturity: 21 baby leaves; 38 full-size harvests

Plant size: 8-12” tall

Plant spacing: Plant bunches 4-6” apart

Sun, soil, and water requirement: Plant arugula in full sun to partial shade. If growing in the heat of summer, plant in partial shade or use a shade cloth to reduce stress and delay bolting. Arugula prefers fertile, well-draining soil, but will tolerate a wide variety of conditions. Keep soil evenly moist. Arugula has a shallow root system, so it will need consistent watering, or it will dry out. Water at the base of plants to reduce the chances of mildew and blight.

Harvesting: Arugula leaves taste best when harvested young and you can begin harvesting when the leaves are about 2-3” long. You can pull up the entire plant or cut the leaves at the base and allow it to grow back. After plants flower, the leaves can still be used but the taste will be sharper, and the flowers are also edible.

Culinary: You can eat arugula uncooked or cooked. It’s most popularly used fresh in salads and sandwiches and adds a peppery flavor to your lettuce blends. The flavor will change as it matures, so find what you like most and harvest as needed.

Nutrients: This delicious leafy green is a nutrient-dense food, high in fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamins, and phytochemicals. It is also low in sugar, calories, carbohydrates, and fat.

Special considerations: Arugula’s shallow roots and small size make it a perfect crop to plant between your larger plants. It can be used to fill in gaps and larger crops can provide shady relief during the heat of summer.

Companion planting: Plant arugula near bush beans, beets, carrots, celery, cucumber, dill, lettuce, onion, and spinach. If you are planting arugula with beans, then avoid planting near onion or any allium family plant. Alliums release a compound that kills the bacteria which legumes like beans require to settle nitrogen.

Container friendly

Please Note:

** Pots and plants may vary from the picture depending on the size and maturity ordered. All plants have been carefully hardened off and are ready to be transplanted into their permanent garden home or pot once delivered.

** Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.

** Nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.