Rocket

£2.05 / 100g
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About

Peppery rocket leaves for fresh salad. We grow it outdoors; flea beetle is a real menace, but if the seedlings survive its attacks, plants can be cut two or three times from late summer onwards. Pile onto a freshly baked pizza, toss with balsamic dressing, or whizz into a piquant pesto. For an elegant salad, combine with salty Parmesan and prosciutto.

Country of origin

Grown in
  • The UK

UK Seasonality

Grown outdoors from May to November. Germination can be tricky and the flea beetle is a real menace - if the seedlings survive its attacks, plants can be cut two or three times from August onwards.

How to prepare

Try it with pasta; cook and drain the pasta and dress with a little olive oil or butter before mixing in the raw rocket leaves, which should wilt over the pasta. Great with a crumbling of feta cheese. Rocket pesto can be made by substituting the basil for rather less rocket; the peppery bitterness of the leaves goes well with the salty Parmesan or Pecorino.

Storage

Rocket has a short shelf life and should be kept in a plastic bag in the fridge and eaten as soon as possible. Wash before eating.

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