Rocket: Esmee Seed
1200 Organic Rocket Esmee Seeds [approx]
Name: Rocket: Esmee
Latin Name: Eruca Sativa
Description: Rocket Esmee is a tender salad rocket with beautiful leaves. Young leaves have a nice peppery flavour and could even be described as a little nutty and sweet. As Rocket Leaf matures, it develops a strong spicy flavour.
Germination Rate: 91%
Seed Origin: Netherlands
Sowing: April to September
Harvesting: May to October
How To Grow Rocket From Seed: Sow the seeds evenly in shallow drills. When the seedlings establish, thin to leave a spacing of 2cm between plants. The thinnings can be eaten. You can pick the leaves of young plants as soon as they are ready. Succession sow throughout the season for a constant supply.
Can be started earlier or later under protection.
Water well in dry spells or hot weather to prevent plants from running to seed. You can also grow Rocket in large pots and other containers. Just sprinkle some seed onto good quality compost and keep watered.
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About our Organic Irish Vegetable Seeds
We are passionate about providing high quality organic and open-pollinated seed to all of our customers. The term, open-pollinated seed means, seed that comes from plants where pollination has happened naturally.
Benefits of using open-pollinated seed: These seeds have been around much longer than F1 hybrid or genetically modified seed, therefore they evolve with our environment. The plants they produce are much more genetically diverse and therefore will have a much higher benefit to pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Furthermore, using open-pollinated seed means you can produce the same plant the following season from saved seed.
This is not always the case with F1 hybrid and genetically modified seed.