Bred by Brett Grohsgal in Maryland, and then later in Connecticut, this arugula can handle cold temperatures and tastes great doing it! It comes to us through the seed preservation efforts of William Woys Weaver at the Roughwood Seed Collection. Like it’s name implies, Ice-Bred can handle some cold tempatures. Plant this one early in the season with no fear of a late spring cold snap.
Arugula: This fast growing leafy green loves the cool spring and fall. It’s history stretches back to Roman times. 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.
Growing Tips: Look to grow these guys primarily in the spring and fall when the temperatures are a little bit cooler. Plant cells 4 to 6 inches apart. Feel free to harvest them two or three times. Just cut the leaves off about 2 inches above the base and it will regrow.