Arugula – Astro



Astro is 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. Still, overall not as sharp tasting as your standard arugula. At Deep Harvest, we like bunching mature arugula rather than bagging baby leaves to avoid using plastic bags while speeding up harvest. Use the nutty-flavored flowers to beautify salads or stir-fries. Astro is a favorite at farmers markets and with our farm share customers.

Days to Maturity: 20 to baby, 37 to full size
Latin name: Eruca sativa
Life cycle for Seed Saving: 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!

Additional information


1g Packet (450 seeds) – $4.25, 4g – $7.00, 1/2 oz – $10.00, 1 oz – $15.00, 1/4 lb – $30.00