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  • Oregano 'Greek' 4 Inch

Oregano 'Greek' 4 Inch

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Considered the "true" oregano flavor, and an easy herb to incorporate into the garden. Harvest leaves before flowering for the best flavor.

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Home grown herbs may be one of the most rewarding gardening endeavors for novices and old-pros alike. Greek oregano, considered the "standard" oregano flavor on supermarket shelves, may be surprisingly more flavorful to the uninitiated when plucked from the home garden. Granted, this variety of oregano is not the most beautiful - an upright mound anywhere from eight to 24 inches tall, and about a foot across - but what it lacks in looks is more than made up for by its flavor, hardiness, and its attractiveness to pollinators. Oreganos prefer all day sun and can handle less than ideal soil as long as it drains well. The best tasting leaves are those harvested just before the plant flowers in mid-summer. Use them fresh, or tie the harvested stems into a bundle and hang to dry in a cool, dark, well-ventilated area. Even if you choose not to do a full harvest, do shear the plant back after blooming to keep the oregano plant dense.

 

Common Name Greek Oregano
Culinary Uses Dried, frozen or fresh leaves used in a variety of cuisines in soups, stews, sauces,
Harvest Time Optimal flavor is just before plant flowers (mid-summer), though individual stems can be cut once the plant is at least 6 inches tall.
Mature Size 12" - 18" tall and wide, 12" wide
Growth Rate Moderate
Cold Hardiness -15 ° F
Light Full sun to partial sun
Structure Upright
Photos Real images, not stock photos
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