Arugula's unique savory flavor
is zesty and mouthwatering in salads, pesto, and cooking.
Regular annual arugula is milder, more tender, heavier-producing,
but bolts quickly, then dies or stops making leaves.
Sylvetta is perennial, and its deep taproot makes it heat as well as cold-resistant.
It is slower-growing, but produces leaves and flowers all summer, and overwinters to zone 5 if given mulch or row covers.
Arugula is valuable as a nectar source to draw pest-fighting insects. Let some go to seed in odd corners for bees, beneficials, and butterflies to enjoy. The flowers are edible in salads.