Gourmet Greens

Wasabi Arugula

Wasabi Arugula

MS514

Diplotaxis erucoides 32 days. We love the flavor of our genuine Japanese wasabi, and if you've tasted the real thing, there's nothing like it...until now. This arugula mimics the true flavor of wasabi right down to the tongue-tingling flush! A very economical way to capture the spicy essence in an easy-to-grow leafy green with tiny white, edible blooms. This fast-growing green is worth the successive plantings required for continued harvest.

   Open Pollinated
   Annual
Approximately 4100 seeds per gram.
  • MS514/S
  • 1 gram
  • $3.85

  • MS514/P
  • 4 grams
  • $6.45

  • MS514/B
  • 1 oz
  • $19.95

  • MS514C2
  • 1/4 lb
  • $66.00

  • MS514C3
  • 1 lb
  • $205.60
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  • Customer Reviews (2)
Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
50-70°F2-151/4-1/2"6-12"1-2"16-18"Listed per varietyLow


Savor the flavors that fill the kitchens of Europe. Fast and easy to grow, greens are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Enjoy them in soups, lightly steamed, or raw for a low calorie and highly nutritious part of your diet.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Gourmet greens perform best when planted in early spring or fall
• Most will tolerate light to moderate frosts with minimal cover
• Plants are most vigorous and the flavors are better when daytime air temperatures are between 60-70°F
• Most greens are best direct sown
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Cover seeds with Reemay or Grow Guard 20 to help deter birds and improve germination
• Sow greens every couple of weeks to ensure a continuous supply of young plants

Direct Sowing
• Use row cover to improve germination and prevent soil crusting
• Thin as soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed

Transplanting
• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Aphids and flea beetles
Insect control: Strong spray of water, or applications of Pyrethrin or Neem oil
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, and proper plant spacing allows air circulation to prevent molds

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest greens frequently and when young
• As with all greens, a rinse in cold water will help preserve the flavor and texture
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great in the fall!
Sep 18, 2018  |  By Tatiana Enders
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I found this variety did better as a fall planting for me (but it could have been the weather in the spring) - I sowed it in mid-August, covered up with a white hoop tunnel (to protect from bugs and create some shade). It grew so quickly and is producing delectable spicy greens! If you've never tried it on a roast beef sandwich with some mayo, you're missing out!!
the best
Jun 20, 2017  |  By marcia hoelzen
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I grew this for the second year. At first I was frustrated because it flowered so quickly. This year, I added it to our CSA. I'm getting rave reviews from my customers for both the leaves and the flowers. I made a stir fry with it last night, and just added the flowers at the end. My husband said it was best stir fry he can remember eating.