RE Kitchen Herbs Heirloom Italian Oregano

RE Kitchen Herbs Heirloom Italian Oregano

Origanum vulgare

$3.25 + GST

This aromatic oregano comes from our best traditional Italian grower near Bologna. The leaves are slightly milder and sweeter than Greek oregano. They are perfect in marinara sauce, pizza, pasta, soups, casseroles and salads. An ornamental as well as a tasty kitchen garden essential, this hardy perennial forms cascading mounds of little leaves with purple flowers appearing the second season. Use it lavishly fresh or hang bunches of the leafy sprigs to dry for year-round enjoyment.
Plant In March – June Sunlight Full Sun
Plant seeds Do not cover with soil, space very thinly Germinate 10 – 21 days
Mature Height 1 – 1 1/2 feet Seed count Approx. 1000


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Latin Name: Renee's Greek oregano


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. Transplant clusters of 3 to 5 seedlings 8 to 10 in. apart in full sun.


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


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.

Additional information

Weight 0.006 kg
Dimensions 3.25 × 0.1 × 4.5 in


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