Distinctive, sharp, peppery leaves are best harvested when 2-3 in. long. A nice accent for mixed salads. Greens past their prime may be lightly steamed with other greens such as mustard or turnip greens, or used in creamed soups. Packet (0.5g) approximately 400-625 seeds, sows 30’ direct seeded or 175’ as transplants. 40 days. Eruca sativa. Family: Brassicaceae (mustards).