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Diplotaxis tenuifolia
Wild Roquette
  • Hardy to Zone 5
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 98%
  • Approximately 200 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
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Sylvetta arugula is one of the quickest edible perennials that you can grow.The leaves can be harvested at the baby stage at 20 days, or full-sized at 50 days, and it keeps coming back year after year. It has a stronger flavour than regular arugula with more nuttiness and a peppery bite. Excellent in salads and on pizza and wilted into pasta. 

The plants are more heat resistant that regular arugula, and do fine in partial shade or full sun. The flower stalks can be cut off to encourage more leaf growth throughout summer. Keep the plants well watered and harvest to prevent bolting. If the plants do bolt, the flowers are edible, and also loved by pollinators. Just cut the stalks off when they are done and the plants will keep on producing leaves.

Growing Instructions

Sow indoors or direct sow outside in spring through fall. Plant out when they have a few true leaves. Space plants a few inches apart.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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