(Diplotaxis erucoides) About 35 days to maturity. For those chasing the unmistakable tingle and mouth-watering flavor of true wasabi, look no further than the Wasabi arugula. This leafy crop is becoming popular in Japan and is a new star of the U.S culinary scene. Wasabi arugula has been celebrated with a centerfold spread in the likes of Bon Appetit magazine. Its unique flavor profile lends it perfectly to all kinds of fusion and culinary play. The 4- to 8-inch-tall plants with unassuming, softly serrated leaves are a delightfully spot-on replacement for that pungent horseradish-like condiment so loved with sushi. Wasabi arugula is perfect for salads and sandwiches, and is so open to creative interpretation! This short and stout plant is quick to mature, but also fairly quick to bolt; sowing multiple successions and eating the delicious flowers will help you enjoy this plant for a longer season! Wasabi arugula is high in vitamin A, and arugula is a source of other important vitamins such as vitamin K and vitamin B-9.
- 4-8 hrs Sun
- Sprouts in 5-7 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 40-70 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
- Plant Spacing: 6"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Diplotaxis erucoides
Growing Tips: Succession-plant for continued harvest. Summer plantings can be located in part shade to avoid bolting and for better flavor.