Roquette Arugula Highlights
- Germination: 1 to 2 days.
- Soak: No need.
- Harvest: 7 to 10 days
- Flavor: Has a strong peppery cabbage-like flavor.
- Nutrients: Vitamins A & C, calcium, iron, and phosphorus.
Roquette arugula adds a spicy, non-bitter flavor to your salads, sandwiches, and other recipes!
One of the easiest and flavorful microgreens you can grow.
Arugula is an herb from the mustard family, and its leaves have a pepper mustard-like flavor. They are high in vitamins A and C as well as being a good source of iron.
Roquette arugula has purple stems and dark-green leaves.
Arugula seeds are easy to grow, and they’re a staple of microgreen growers. The peppery taste gets less intense as it becomes larger. It’s best to harvest when the first true leaves form.
Days to maturity are around 14 days when harvested as the first true leaf forms, instead of harvesting at the cotyledon stage.
Arugula is a mucilaginous seed, so it will stick to a cover if using the weighted blackout method. Arugula seeds can also be planted using the domed method. The domed method is preferred because the arugula will grow taller. Arugula tends to stop growing taller when placed under lights.
Roquette Arugula Seeds Package Sizes
- Home Microgreens Tray is 1.7-grams. The HM Tray area is 37.5 square inches.
- 5- by 5-inch tray is 1.1-grams
- 10- by 10-inch tray is 4.6 grams
- Arugula is also sold in 1-oz packages as well as by the 1/4-pound and pound bags.
How Much Seed Do You Need For Your Tray?
If you use Home Microgreen planting trays, 5 by 5, or 1010 trays, there’s no need to worry. Each seed packet has the correct number of seeds for the provided tray.
However, if you’re using a different planting tray, use the calculator in the article below to figure out how much seed you need.
Click this link to use the calculator: Home Microgreens Seed Density Calculator.