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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States

607.342.4953

Edible Acres is a 6 acre permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different plants for our community!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Turkish Rocket

Plants for Spring 2017 Shipping or Local Pickup

Deadline for orders to be shipped SPRING 2017 is March 15th (orders placed after this date may need to be shipped in the FALL depending on dormancy)

All orders placed where shipping is requested will be packaged and sent in early spring of 2017, as soon as the ground has thawed and timing is appropriate for our region.  This is usually March through early April.  Email sean@edibleacres.org with any questions you may have and thank you for your interest in our permaculture plants!

Turkish Rocket

Turkish Rocket
Turkish Rocket Flower
Turkish Rocket
Turkish Rocket Flower

Turkish Rocket

8.00

Bunias Orientalis
Turkish Rocket is a very hardy perennial in the brassica family with a lot going for it.  The main edible part are the young florets that can be harvested and cooked like a broccoli raab, although we've read that most parts are edible/useful at different times of year.  We love the vibrant, rich green color and incredible vegetative vigor of this plant, and the mid-season flowers seem to be a real joy for all sorts of beneficial insects.

Incredibly drought resistant because of its massive, deep roots, it coasted through our historic drought of 2016 without a sweat.  It's powerful roots enable it to scour for deep nutrients and minerals as well, so the food value of this plant is very high.

Easy to grow from root fragments as well as seed and very hard to kill, this is a worthwhile plant to consider growing from a food resiliency standpoint.  We've observed it to be, so far, 100% resistant to deer and rabbit damage at our site as well.

Great article on this plant can be found here:
http://tcpermaculture.com/site/2014/02/12/permaculture-plants-turkish-rocket/

Size:
Can be almost 4' tall in peak flower, but an average of 2-3' in general.

Site Preference:
Enjoys full sun, seems to tolerate part shade, and could care less about soil quality.

Hardiness:
Zone 4

You'll get a well established 2nd year plant with at least 1 growing crown when you order.  You should be able to divide and/or collect seed from this plant in year 1.  

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