Oregano Seeds - Greek


Origanum vulgare hirtum  Perennial. Non-GMO, Heirloom Greek Oregano Herb Garden Seed from True Leaf Market. Origanum vulgare hirtum. Greek Oregano is a perennial herb native to regions in the Mediterranean. With the wide range of oregano, the main difference that sets cultivars apart is flavor and overall aroma. Greek Oregano is known for having more savory and earthy flavor with a bold scent similar to mint"making this variety one of the best herbs to pair with tomato-based recipes such as pasta with basil and marinara!

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Greek Oregano Herb Growing Habits

Non-GMO (Origanum vulgare hirtum) Greek Oregano grows a warm spreading perennial herb reaching 2" high and 18" wide. This minty herb blooms in late spring through late summer. Once plants reach maturity, they will develop small yellow-green leaves"providing a bold, earthy aroma. Greek Oregano continues producing pungent leaves, before the warm temperatures drop, sending it to bloom pink-to-white flowers, before setting seed.

The Savory Culinary Benefits of Growing Greek Oregano Garden Herb

Greek Oregano is a popular seasoning when in rich Mediterranean cuisine. Pizza is only one type of tomato-based recipe that oregano compliments. Also called "“rigani" this bold and minty herb can be cooked with roasted yellow potatoes or added to a lemon sauce with grilled salmon. As Greek Oregano provides a more savory and earthy flavor, this variety is often used fresh or dried!

The Origin of Greek Oregano Garden Herb & Seed

As herbs have been used for centuries, Greek Oregano is native to the mountainous regions of Greece which still grows today as a bold perennial ground cover. In Greek mythology, oregano was given by the Goddess Aphrodite, as an herb that symbolizes happiness and health. "“Rigani" herbs or Greek Oregano comes from the meaning "“joy of the mountain" and were used as ornamental herbs in weddings, placed on ancestral burials for protection and made into medicinal tea to treat illness!

Greek Oregano Garden Herb Seeds Per Package:

  • 500 mg Packet - Approximately 425 Seeds
  • .25 Oz - Approximately 6,000 Seeds
  • 1 oz - Approximately 24,000 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 96,000 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 384,000 Seeds

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