Greek Oregano Herb Seeds - Origanum vulgare-Perennial
- The Greek Oregano - ORGANIC
- 1/4 oz Pack - Approximately 75,000 Seeds
- True Greek HEIRLOOM Seeds- Organic - PIZZA HERB, It is highly aromatic and flavorful
Perennial. True Greek oregano is the superior, true culinary type of oregano prized by Italian and Greek chefs. It is highly aromatic and flavorful, combining superbly with fresh tomatoes or tomato sauces, egg and cheese combinations such as omelets and quiche, marinated vegetables, meat, fish and poultry. A good container variety.
1/4 oz Pack- 75,000 Seeds
Greek Oregano (Origanum Heracleoticum) - Greek Oregano is the true native herb found growing wild in Greece, and it's highly pungent. With a stronger, more aromatic flavor and scent than regular Oregano, it is one of the most important herbs of Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking. In addition, Oregano is a medicinal herb as well with therapeutic properties in the essential oil. This beneficial herb can easily be grown from Greek Oregano seeds in the garden!
The Greek Oregano plant is a bushy perennial herb with attractive, deep purple-brown stems and 1 1/2 inch broadly ovate leaves that often have a red flush. Branched clusters of purple-pink flowers appear all summer. Grows to 18 inches tall and wide. Trim plants back before flowering (6 weeks or so after sowing Oregano seed) to stimulate a dense growth habit. Allow some of the flowers to produce and drop their seed, and the Oregano patch will stay fresh and vigorous. Remove Oregano plants that are 3 - 4 years of age to keep the harvest quality high. To harvest, clip fresh leaves as needed throughout the growing season. For drying, cut stems with flower heads just before full flowering for the best flavor. Dry on wire racks in a cool, airy place. Pick off leaves and store in an airtight jar.
How To Grow Greek Oregano From Herb Seeds: To get a jump start, sow Oregano seeds indoors 6 weeks prior to the end of frost season. For areas with a longer growing season, sow Greek Oregano herb seeds in well-drained to dry, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun after danger of last frost is over. Performs best in rows 18 - 24 inches apart. Thin Oregano seedlings 8 - 12 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.
Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 300,000
USDA Zones: 5 - 10
Height: 18 inches
Bloom Season: Mid summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Temperature: 60 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, cover lightly with peat moss
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per 2 inches
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 - 24 inches a part; thin seedlings 8 - 12 inches
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