After trialing several “wild-type” arugulas in 2019, we feel excited to be adding Esmee Arugula to our catalog. Its upright habit and deep lobes add lots of loft to salad mix. More nutty in flavor than traditional arugula, and significantly faster growing than other wild-types. An Oregon farmer friend’s new favorite variety of 2019. Bred by DeBolster Seeds in the Netherlands.
Days to Maturity: 20 to baby, 40 to full size
Latin name: Eruca sativa
Life cycle for Seed Saving: Annual
Direct seed Esmee Arugula as soon as soil can be worked. Plant every 2 weeks for continued harvest. Planting Depth: 1/4.” Seeding rate: 4-5 per inch. Row spacing: 12” for bunching, 5” for baby leaf.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!