A vigorous, all-season, cut and come again variety with long, silky leaves and nutty flavor. Mild and very tender as a baby green, gaining a bit of spice with maturity. Overall not as piquant as your standard arugula. Nutty flavored flowers are often used to top salads or stir-fries. Astro has been a favorite at our farmers market stand for years.
Days to Maturity: 20 to baby, 37 to full size
Latin name: Eruca sativa
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed 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!