Wild Rocket(Arugula Selvatica)
Arugula Selvatica means Wild Arugula. Compared to cultivated Arugula, it is slower growing, ready in about 50 days, with more deeply lobed leaves and a more pungent flavor. This is the type of Arugula (also called Rucola or Rocket), that grows wild in the countryside around Rome. Arugula has been grown since Roman times, reputedly as an aphrodisiac, and is used widely in Italian cuisine. It’s great as a salad ingredient, or simply eaten alone with a sprinkle of salt and a drizzle of olive oil. In Italy, it is often wilted over hot pizza or in pasta just before serving.