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Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa 'Astro'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eruca (er-ROO-kuh) (Info)
Species: vesicaria subsp. sativa
Cultivar: Astro

Synonym:Brassica eruca
Synonym:Eruca sativa
Synonym:Raphanus eruca

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive carminator1 On Nov 6, 2009, carminator1 from mobile, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Grows great in my area. Love the pungent taste of it and it is a great addition to salads. I also love the fact that it is a come again green so I'll be eating it all winter. I am now going to attempt to make Arugula pesto, I bet it will be great.
Will definetely grow again.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 16, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An early (38 day) heat tolerant cultivar.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama
Jacksonville, Florida
Marietta, Georgia
San Marcos, Texas

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