Seeds: Arugula, Franchi, Ortolani Cultivated Arugula
Ortolani is a Franchi Special Selection of cultivated arugula. It is more consistent in taste, color, and growth habit. The packet is larger than the regular Arugula Coltivata packet. Ideal for market growers.
Arugula Ortolani is the quickest variety, ready to eat in about 30-40 days from direct sowing. In cool weather, the flavor is mild but as the temperature rises, so does the "peppery" flavor. It is best when picked in the baby to adolescent stage, 4 to 6 inches tall. Sprinkle seeds about an inch apart. Replant frequently — every 2-3 weeks — for a long season of harvest. Our huge packets provide plenty of seed.
Arugula survives low temperatures and is usually the first and last salad green in the garden. Under row cover, it will survive all but the coldest winters.