Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Eruca
Species: E. sativa


The rocket is an annual plant of the Brassicaceae family and grows from 20 cm to 100 cm in height. The leaves are deeply pinnate-lobed. The large flowers are 2 cm to 4 cm in diameter, the petals are creamy white with purple veins.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Eruca sativa
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding in the ground
Amount of seeds 1.00 g
Sowing Depth 0.50 cm
Distance between rows 10 cm / 20 cm
Distance between rows cm / cm
Average growing time 40 gg / 70 gg
Average sprouting time 4 gg / 6 gg
Produce per sqm 1.00 kg / 2.00 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 0.5
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 7 °c - 25 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 3 °c
Soil pH 6.00 / 7.00
Can be grown in pots yes