Herb Seed

Zaatar Oregano Organic

Zaatar Oregano Organic

HR1267

Origanum syriaca/labiatae This ancient herb is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine, the foundation and namesake for the delicious bread condiment. Pungent and very flavorful, the velvety leaves impart a strong taste and aroma of oregano that's been used for centuries both in cooking and medicinally for its antiseptic properties. Cold-hardy plants spread to 16 inches, topping out at 6-8 inches tall. AAS winner. Germination code: (4)

   Culinary
   Perennial
Approximately 4600 seeds per gram.
  • HR1267/L
  • 1/8 gram Organic
  • $6.35

  • HR1267/M
  • 1/2 gram Organic
  • $20.45
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Herbs feed the palate and the soul! They add color and contrast to the landscape, perfume our homes, heal our wounds, and tantalize our taste buds. They are easy to grow. Whether in the garden or on the windowsill, learn their likes and dislikes, and you'll be rewarded with flavor and beauty.

Germination Codes
Check the code at the end of the description for specific germination requirements.
(1) Germinates at temperatures between 60-75°F.
(2) Larger seeds need to be covered with soil at least as thick as the seed itself. May be slow and erratic to germinate.
(3) These seeds need a period of cold stratification for successful germination. Best results are obtained when the seeds are kept warm and moist for 2 weeks followed by temperatures of 33-35°F for 4-6 weeks or until germination starts.
(4) No special requirements, but germination may be slow and erratic.

Culture
• Fertile, well-drained soil provides the best results
• Harvest and fertilize regularly to encourage vegetative growth
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• For leafy herbs snip off flower buds as they appear

Transplanting
• Start seeds 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Small seeds (thyme, savory, marjoram, oregano) can be gently pressed onto surface of the soil—don't cover or bury seed
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days for optimum growth
• Small seedlings such as thyme, savory and sweet marjoram may be successfully transplanted in small clumps
• Hardy herbs can be transplanted after the last frost
• Transplant tender herbs after last frost when weather has stabilized

Harvest & Storage
Fresh use: Harvest only as needed
Drying: Harvest at peak maturity, hang small bunches from ceiling in a dry, warm (80-90°F), dark location with good ventilation for 1-2 weeks
Distilling: Harvest when blooms are just beginning to appear; at this point the leaves contain the highest level of essential oils
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Good stuff!
Apr 14, 2018  |  By Carol
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I planted this on a whim 2 years ago. I did take a few weeks to germinate, but wow, what a wonderful flavor! This is also called Syrian Oregano and grows wild in parts of the middle east. It's an annual in NE, so I will grow again this year and save the seeds to share with others. Well worth the taste.