Rocket is also known as roquette, arugula, or rugula and can be eaten young or more mature. There are a number of varieties of rocket the type sold loose is called wild rocket the broader leaf more mature rocket is sold in bunches. More mature rocket has a hotter more peppery flavour and can handle being used with hot accompaniments. Rocket is good in salad, with pasta and mild cheeses. Available all year round, but at its peak in spring and early summer, cold can adversely affect quality during the winter months.