Rocket Vegetable Seeds

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  • Add spicy flavour to a dish.
  • Easy to grow from seed.
  • Suitable for baby leaf & microgreens.

VEGETABLE Rocket ‘Cultivated’ Seeds

Botanical name: Eruca sativa

Rocket is a fast and easy to grow vegetable. Grow it as a ‘cut and come again’ baby leaf to enjoy a continual supply of these greens.

Rocket adds a zest of flavour to salads. Combine it with Red Oakleaf lettuce, Beet or Chard Baby Leaf, spinach and green lettuce for a well-balanced Mesclun mix.

  • Also known as arugula or roquette.
  • Suitable for growing in containers or hydroponically.
  • Ideal crop for commercial growers. Fast and easy to grow. Can be harvested as a microgreen (7-10 days), baby leaf (21 days) and full maturity.
  • Rocket is part of the mustard family and has a tangy, spicy flavour.
  • A nutritious leafy green that is popular in Italian cuisine.
  • Ideal addition for salads, sandwiches, cooked dishes, and topping for pizza.
  • Wild rocket (Sylvetta) seeds also available.

Growing Instructions (Baby Leaf/Full Maturity)

  • Best harvested when the leaves are young and tender.
  • Can be grown all year round, but best suited to cooler climates. Cooler temperatures produce better tasting rocket leaves.
  • Rocket can bolt relatively quickly in hot temperatures.
  • Easy crop for seed saving.

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Annual leafy vegetable, grows up to 60 cm tall.

Sowing Information:

  • Sow When:
    • Temperate Climates: Early spring to late summer.
    • Tropical Climates: Best sown in cooler months.
  • Germination: 7 – 10 days
  • Depth: Sow seeds 0.5 cm deep.
  • Position: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Sow Where: Directly into well-drained garden soil or containers.
  • Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained soil with pH 6.0 – 7.0.
  • Spacing: Thin seedlings to 15 – 20 cm apart.

Details:

  • Water seedlings regularly, ensuring soil remains moist but not waterlogged.
  • Keep the area around the plants weed-free to ensure optimal growth.

Harvest:

Harvest baby leaves within 3 weeks. For full maturity, harvest leaves as needed.

Growing Instructions (Microgreens):

  • Grow in soil or coir peat; hydroponic methods are not recommended for arugula.
  • Soak seeds in cold water for 4 – 8 hours.
  • Spread seeds evenly on moist soil in a shallow tray.
  • Cover with a thin layer of soil and keep in a dark, ventilated area for 2 – 4 days.
  • Remove cover and place tray in indirect sunlight; water lightly twice daily.
  • Harvest microgreens when they reach 5 – 7 cm in height, typically within 8 – 14 days.

Additional information

Weight 0.01 kg
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Product Specifications

  • Botanical name: Eruca sativa.
    Variety: Cultivated.
    Open pollinated.
    No chemical treatment.
    Non-GMO seeds.
    Seeds per gram: Approx. 500.
    We do not ship to WA or Tasmania due to quarantine restrictions.

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