Rocket Runway

Botanical Name: Eruca sativa

Approx 400 seeds
Availability: In stock

Fast and vigorous growing with attractive deeply serrated leaves like a wild rocket. The faboulous peppery taste is a must in Italian salads, served alone, or blended with garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan and olive oil for a delicious fresh pesto.

Product Specifications
How To Grow

Sow thinly in rows 25cm (10in) apart. Cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. For a continuous crop sow every 2-3 weeks. Prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position. For baby leaf no thinning is required. For mature plants thin to 10cm (4in) apart when large enough. Keep well watered and fertilised. Harvest: 6-8 weeks from sowing. Pick individual leaves as required. Plants will regrow following 3-4 cuts.

When To Plant All the four seasons in a year round.
When to Sow/Plant Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type well cultivated, well drained
Important Note These seeds are treated with a fungicide (Thiram or Apron XL), do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. Fungicide treatment is an AQIS requirement for certain varieties of seeds. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees.

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If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill's will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.

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Rocket & Walnut Pesto

Rocket & Walnut Pesto


Ingredients: 2 big handfuls of rocket, cleaned 1-2 cloves garlic Small handful of walnuts, crushed Extra virgin olive oil, as needed Juice of 1 lemon Small handful parmesan cheese, grated Salt & pepper to taste


Place the rocket in a food processor and drizzle on olive oil. Blend with short pulses until pulverised. Add in the garlic and continue to grind. Now add in your nuts, lemon juice, salt and pepper, mix and then move the mixture into a bowl. While mixing by hand add a small handful of cheese and more olive oil until you achieve your desired consistency. Serve with pasta.