(Eruca sativa) Annual in the Brassica Family, native to Eurasia. A gourmet favorite in Mediterranean cooking. Flavor described as “nutty”. Flowers are also edible, making an exquisite garnish on cooked dishes. Leaves grow 6-8” long, with lovely, waved serrations. 3-5′ high when flowering. Blossoms creamy white with dark veins, like fairy wings in Victorian art.
Planting suggestions: Average garden soil is sufficient. Poor soil produces stunted plants. Full sun to part shade. Direct-sow every couple weeks from before the Final Frost until the soil warms, then again from late Summer into Fall. Hot weather sowings often bolt quickly. Will overwinter in mild climates or with protection.
Contains at least 100 seeds. Packed for 2016.