Zesty and mouthwatering in salads, pesto, and cooking.
Regular annual arugula is milder, more tender, heavier-producing, but bolts quickly in heat. It excells as a quick crop in spring and fall often producing all winter in zones 8-10.
Sylvetta is perennial, and its deep taproot makes it heat-resistant.
It produces leaves and flowers all summer. Sylvetta survives cold by going dormant--it loses its leaves like a deciduous tree. New growth will start very early in spring, before the soil is warm enough for seeds to sprout.
Sylvetta is winter-hardy hardy to zone 5.
We suggest starting a permanent bed of perennial Sylvetta to give you arugula flavor from March through frost. Then, by planting annual arugula with your fall lettuces, you'll have piquant salads, pestos, and pasta all year.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.