This fast growing leafy green loves the cool spring and fall. It history stretches back to roman times, and its our immigrants from Southern Italy that give it the name we use today. You might also be familiar with it as "Rocket" which comes from the Northern Italian 'ruchetta' via France and England. By whichever name you call it, it features a great peppery flavor that is milder when the leaves are harvest young. Esmee has lobed leaves a little like its wilder relatives but a milder, almost nutty flavor. It is sure be a hit in the garden this spring and we hope you love it as much as well do.