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OREGANO Italian

Origanum vulgare

Stock: Available

$3.70

Family: Lamiaceae

Characteristics: Perennial herb

Seed per packet: Approx 50

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Oregano is extremely flavourful in both fresh and dried forms. When fresh it is sweeter and less pungent than when dry.
It goes especially well with tomatoes and olive oil, making the perfect seasoning for pizza.

Oregano perfumes many dishes in Italian cooking; it is often sprinkled on bruschetta, and included in marinades for grilled fish and meats. To dry oregano, remove the leaves from the plant and spread them on a cloth in the sun, after a few days they will be dry and ready store.

Adaptable to most good garden soils that are well-drained, prefers a sunny position.

Tropical: All Seasons. 
Temperate: Late Winter to Late Summer.
Cold: Spring to Late Summer.

Sow: 5mm deep.
Sow direct or in pots or trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 8-10 days.
Plant space: 50cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 8-12 weeks

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