THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL YEAR! OUR SEEDLING STORE IS CLOSED UNTIL THE SPRING!
Our Signature Crop
The taste of our Arugula (aka Roquette or Rocket) is what convinced local restaurants that our "Tower Garden Produce" tastes soooooo much better than anything else....locally grown or not!
Arugula is a low-growing member of the Brassica family that resemble a cross between lettuce and dandelions. The leaves have deep, round indentations reminiscent of oak leaves. These, as well as the flowers and seed pods are edible. Arugula grows naturally all around the Mediterranean, and has been collected since Roman times from the wild. It only really caught on as a salad green for garden cultivation in the early 1990s.
All parts of the plant are high in vitamins A, C, and potassium. The leaves have a clean, peppery flavour. Plants are best harvested when young, though, as they will develop a pungent, mustard-like taste when mature, and the leaves become hairy and tough.
Growing / Harvesting
Arugula is a productive, cool season, annual salad green that performs best in Spring and Fall. Our Tower Garden seedlings are hardy and resist bolting while day & nigh temperatures are quite different. As nights warm and days get hot, these plans bolt and prepare to grow seeds so we do not offer these seedlings during the summer months.
Ways To Enjoy
We suggest having multiple arugula plants going at once and either mixing in a few leaves with other salad greens or harvesting the whole head at once and drizzling with our Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil! In Italy, it is a common topping on pizzas, added just at the end of cooking to prevent the leaves from wilting. Arugula is the sole flavouring, with fava beans, for a popular breakfast meal in Egypt. It also makes a sensational pesto, mixed with, or as a substitute for, basil!