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#3579159 - 02/07/14 04:19 PM Arugula
gil1
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Anybody plant arugula? Last year, I bought a couple different types of arugula seeds from a company. I don't want them for cooking. I want them for eating, like salads and sammiches N such. And I told the seed company that.

So I planted them, and they came up like gangbusters. They blew away all my spinach and lettuce varieties. The only problem is that they tasted horrible. Just one bite was brutally tart. It wasn't the soil, as all my other greens were fantastic. I assume they steered me in the wrong direction and gave me the cooking variety.

Does anybody have advice on a specific arugula seed variety/company to grow for salads? Thanks in advance.
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#3579212 - 02/07/14 05:11 PM Re: Arugula [Re: gil1]
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Believe it or not, the heat can affect the taste. My research shows that for optimum flavor it should be grown in cool weather. However, there are varities that advertise better heat tolerance than others.

http://inmykitchengarden.blogspot.com/2006/04/sublime-salads-for-those-who-are.html
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#3579279 - 02/07/14 06:23 PM Re: Arugula [Re: Southpaw]
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Interesting, and I don't doubt it. The heat changes the flavor of my lettuce and spinach, too. I planted arugula March 9, and it tasted awful from spring all through summer, so I think I just got some bad varieties.
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#3579317 - 02/07/14 07:07 PM Re: Arugula [Re: gil1]
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Lotta cool reading in the blog, good stuff for me to lean form.
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#3579496 - 02/07/14 08:51 PM Re: Arugula [Re: FOX FIRE]
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 Originally Posted By: FOX FIRE
Lotta cool reading in the blog, good stuff for me to lean form.


I agree.
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