Organic Rocket: Esmee. Eruca sativa.
Attractive, highly lobed green oak-leaf shape rocket. A vigerous grower with a fabulous taste.
How to grow:
Sow seeds direct from April to September in well prepared ground. Can pick young leaves when they have a milder taste or leave to mature and get more peppery.
Just clugs when young and flea beetle when longer established.
Favourite ways to eat them:
In salads they’re so tasty, make a fab combination with tomatoes and basil or in a salad with avocadoes and nuts.
Native to the Mediterranean from Morocco to Portugal to Turkey. An annual brassica.
Avg seed weight 500 seeds per gram.