Arugula Heirloom Rustic Kitchen Herbs - Renee&
Arugula Rustic - Renee&

Arugula Heirloom Rustic Kitchen Herbs - Renee's Garden

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Diplotaxis tenuifolia

  • Heirloom Kitchen Herb
  • Spring/Summer/Fall harvest
  • Can handle light frost
  • Container Friendly
  • Pollinator friendly
  • Half-hardy Perennial 

We import rustic arugula seed from Italy, where cooks prefer its deeply indented, dark green piquant leaves for savory dishes like pizza or pasta. You’ll find the leaves’ tangy flavor is similar to regular arugula, but more intensely concentrated. The arching, deeply cut, leafy stems also grow more slowly and hold longer in the garden than the common variety. Cut the abundant leaves for months of delicious harvests and enjoy its pretty little yellow flowers as spicy salad garnishes.

Seed Count: Approx. 1000 / Weight: 0.5 grams

Plant In


Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – April
Aug . – Sept.

Full sun or
part-day shade

1/4 inch

1 inch

7 – 14 days

8 – 10 inches


Plant seeds in early spring or in late summer for a fall crop. Sow seed as thinly as possible, cover 1/4 inch deep and firm soil gently over seeds. Keep seedbed evenly moist until seedlings emerge in 7 to 14 days.


Thin seedlings 5 to 6 inches apart when plants are large enough to handle.


Long lasting rustic arugula stays leafy so you can harvest all season long from the same plants. Harvest individual leaves at 4 to 5 inches long, or cut bunches of young tender leaves as needed. Keep little yellow blossoms pruned back for best leaf production or use for tangy edible flowers. Rustic Arugula will winter over in mild climate areas, but make a fresh sowing each spring for best quality.

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