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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
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Edible Acres is a 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 types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Turkish Rocket

Plants for Fall 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants as soon as we enter dormancy this fall. This normally begins mid to late October and into early November. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship! Since our nursery is outdoors and based on nature our timing is dependent on the weather.

TIP: Use the tags above to help filter our offerings by characteristic (ie. click on ‘fruit’ to find any fruit bearing plants we offer, etc.) As we add more and more it is a helpful way to find a plant to fit your goals…

Turkish Rocket

Turkish Rocket
Turkish Rocket Flower
Turkish Rocket
Turkish Rocket Flower

Turkish Rocket

from 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. One of the most disease, pest and stress resistant plants we’ve ever met. We’re learning that once established it is very very hard to erase it from a plot, so think through where you want it before you commit to it’s position…

Great article on this plant can be found here:

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.

Zone 4

You'll get a well established 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.  Our packs often include a few ‘bonus’ plants depending on average size, etc.

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Looking to grow Turkish Rocket from seed? We’ve got a wonderful partner, SeedsOfResistance over at Etsy who has fresh seed at less than 7 cents a seed! Ethical, thoughtful and freshly harvested, they are a great resource for seeds!