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True Greek Oregano

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True Greek Oregano

(Origanum vulgare hirtum)
Only this true Greek Oregano has it — that robust, intense, zesty flavor we all crave for pizza, great tomato...
(Origanum vulgare hirtum)
Only this true Greek Oregano has it — that robust, intense, zesty flavor we all crave for pizza, great tomato sauce and really authentic and delicious Italian, Greek and Spanish cooking. The aromatic little leaves cascade on the low growing branches of these mounding plants that are reliable and easy growing hardy perennials. You can harvest abundant full flavored sprigs to use fresh, or dry it easily in bunches for year round eating contentment.
Seed Count: Approx. 1000 / Weight: 0.1 gms
$ 1.40 $ 2.79

PERENNIAL

Spring/summer/fall harvest
Frost hardy

 

TO START INDOORS

Sow seed in early spring in a container of seed starting mix. Press gently into mix, but do not cover. Provide a good light source. Keep evenly moist as seedlings slowly emerge in 10 to 21 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, acclimate gradually to outdoor conditions and transplant 12 inches apart in a sunny location.


TO PLANT DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

When warm spring weather arrives, sow in full sun in a well-worked, finely textured seed bed with good drainage. Sow as thinly as possible, but do not cover as seeds need light to germinate. Tend carefully, keeping seedbed evenly moist and well weeded.


GROWING NOTES

Mix tiny seed with dry sand to help space seedlings. Young plants grow slowly at first; a good hot spell encourages strong growth. Pick leaves lightly the first season; wait until the second summer to make bigger harvests. Keep white blossoms cut off for best leafy growth. Given good drainage, this carefree Mediterranean native is hardy and long-lived.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

March – June
Full sun
Do not cover
Very thinly
10 – 21 days
1 – 1 1/2 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

March – June
Full sun
Do not cover
Very thinly
10 – 21 days
1 – 1 1/2 feet

Plant In

March – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

Do not cover

Space Seeds

Very thinly

Days To Germinate

10 – 21 days

Mature Height

1 – 1 1/2 feet

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