Sharp nutty flavored leaves and seeds, first noted during Roman times.
(Eruca sativa) Grown for both its sharp nutty-flavored leaves and seeds, first noted during Roman times. The leaves are used as edible salad or sandwich greens and the seeds can be used for flavoring oils. Best picked when young and tender. Does well in early spring or fall, prefers cool weather. Will produce 3-5 cuttings if kept well picked. Low in calories, high in vitamin A & C. Ready to pick in as few as 25 days from sowing.