With a delicious flavor, Greek Oregano (Origanum heracleoticum) is said to be better and sharper than true varieties. Light-green, pointed leaves are slightly wavy at the edges. (Perennial in zones 4-9) CERTIFIED ORGANIC. Learn How to Grow Oregano here.
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants are not fussy and will grow in almost all conditions. However, they will thrive in sites with full sun that are sheltered from winds. Sow indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost and set outside — spacing 1- to 2-feet apart — after all danger from frost has passed.
Flowering doubles the concentration of oil in leaves, so for the strongest flavor, do NOT harvest until plants have produced flowers. Non-flowering varieties should be harvested in late spring. To dry, tie cuttings in small bundles and hang upside down in a well-ventilated area. When dry, remove the leaves and store whole. Crush or grind just before use.