Herb Wild Rocket Wildfire
AIT38811Regular price €2,69
An exciting new rocket variety from British breeding, with a robust, upright habit which keeps the leaves off the ground. The serrated leaves are broader than traditional rocket and they pack a mighty punch - possibly the hottest of all wild rocket varieties! Adds a great tangy, peppery flavour to salads, pasta or when used as a pizza topping. Grow Rocket 'Wildfire' in containers, vegetable plots or on a windowsill indoors for crops all year round. Plants are slow to bolt.
Direct sow rocket seeds from April to September outdoors or October to March under glass, into well prepared, moist, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in drills 45cm (18") apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin rocket seedlings to 23cm (9") apart, or leave un-thinned and harvest as 'baby salad' leaves or as a 'cut and come again' crop. Sowings made in late summer will continue cropping into winter if protected by cloches, or if sown in frames, under glass, or in pots on the windowsill.
Rocket must be kept well watered during hot, dry weather to reduce bolting and prevent the leaves becoming hot and inedible. Harvest young rocket leaves as required picking only a few leaves from each plant. As the flower buds appear pinch them out to prolong cropping. Rocket flower buds and shoots can be eaten but have a much hotter flavour.