Tasty variety with hints of Thyme and Marjoram
Baker Creek offers seeds from Israel for this plant that grows wild in Israel, Jordan and surrounding areas. Doubtless a common herb in Bible times, and still one of the tastiest! It has great flavor that blends hints of Oregano, Thyme and Marjoram. A favorite.Labiate Origanum syriacum
Oregano is an aromatic perennial that is essential to Italian and Greek cooking. It is also known as Wild Marjoram and is a close relative of Marjoram. The herb is grown as a perennial in areas with milder winters, and as an annual in areas with colder winters.
- Ease of Growing
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- Growing Habit
Oregano is hardy and remains a semi-evergreen perrenial in colder climates and an evergreen in warmer climates.
- Spring Transplant
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot
Oregano prefers light, well-drained, moderately fertile soil with a neutral pH. Water regularly, but moderately.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 55°F - 90°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before frost or sow seed directly after last frost, when soils have reached at least 60˚ F.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot)
The species of Oregano are native to the Mediterranean and love full sun.
Oregano is adapted to a Mediterranean climate and suffers more from too much water than not enough.
Oregano should be grown in soil that is lightly fertilized.
- Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost, High heat
- Small Gardens?
Oregano is perfectly suited for container growing, as long as the roots have at least 6" of growing space. Make sure to choose a container that drains well and fill with regular potting soil. Water when the soil becomes dry. Place in full sun. Trim regularly. Oregano will happily live in a container for the long term, but you should transfer to a larger pot before the roots rot.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
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- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Bold, deep flavor.