Heirloom Herb. Oregano seeds produce a plant that is a well-known member of the mint family. It is a mainstay in Italian, Spanish and Mexican cuisine. Oregano is also used in herbal tea and of course goes hand-in-hand with most tomato dishes. Greek oregano is also known as winter marjoram or Griechischer oregano.
Perennial hardy to Zone 5 with winter protection.
How to Grow
7000 seed/gram. Sow seed directly outdoors in a sunny site with average soil in mid-to-late May or again in mid-August through to mid-September. In spring, seed can also be started indoors in a soil-less mix 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Keep temperature at 21 C (70 F) for the 7-14 day germination period, then grow on at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of frost has passed. Sow seed 6 mm (1/4″) deep and 3 mm (1/8″) apart then thin to 20 cm (8″) apart in the garden.
Tender Perennial Requiring Special Protection for Overwintering
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring or Late Summer
DAYS TO EMERGENCE
7 to 14
DAYS TO HARVEST
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Origanum vulgare, (sometimes listed as O. heracleoticum)
It goes with any tomato dish going, Widely used in Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Philippine, Lebanese, Egyptian, Greek and Mexican cuisine…to name just a few.