Common Italian Oregano Seeds

$2.29

A traditional Italian Oregano variety, this culinary herb is one of the most popular in Italian cuisine. This hardy plant is known for its small, flavourful leaves that can be used fresh or dried to add a pungent taste to tomato sauce, meats, and pizza.


- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Days to Maturity: 50
- Canada Hardiness Zone: 6-9
- Planting Depth: 3-4 mm
- Plant Spacing: 20-25 cm
- Growth Habit: 30-60 cm tall

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

A staple in pizza parlors and Italian eateries everywhere, oregano has an extremely robust taste and offers many health benefits as well.

Start oregano seeds indoors about 4 weeks before the last frost date. Soil at a temperature of 21 degrees will aid in germination. You should see sprouts in about 10 to 15 days. Seed can be sown outdoors on the average last frost date of the spring, when soil temperatures are 7 degrees or warmer. Plant seeds at a shallow depth of 3 mm and carefully water in.

After germination, thin plants to 20-25 cm apart. Plenty of water will be important until the oregano is firmly established, then water sparingly. Oregano can be fed a couple of times a year with a compost tea or liquid seaweed.

It’s a good practice to consistently pinch back the foliage to promote a bushy growing habit. Also, clip out the flowers when they appear, as their development will detract from the flavour of the leaves.

During the hot summer months, oregano plants will respond well to being cut back nearly to the ground. This will encourage plenty of new, fresh growth. The bushy plants will also benefit from a thin layer of mulch around their base, retaining moisture and preventing the roots from overheating.

An abundance of pungent oregano leaves, fresh and dried, will be sure to perk up many meals for you and your family throughout the entire year. 

QUICK FACTS

- Oregano means ''Joy of The Mountain'' in Ancient Greek.

- Ancient Greeks believed that cows that grazed in fields full of oregano had tastier meat.

- The beautiful purple or pink flowers are also edible.

- Oregano seeds will remain viable for 3 years if stored in a cool, dark place, ideally between 4 and 10⁰C. After that, the germination rate may start to go down.

OUR SEED GUARANTEE

You know that a lush, fruitful garden needs good soil, frequent watering, and sunlight to grow, but it’s the seeds that really make the harvest.

Picked and bagged for 2022, the vast majority of our seeds have germination rates of over 85%. The seeds are all-natural, non-GMO, non-hybrid, untreated, and open-pollinated for seed saving.

We have put a lot of thoughts into the design and packaging of our seed packets. Our seeds are all carefully packed in food grade kraft paper/aluminium zipper lock bags, and then are shipped in eco-friendly padded mailers.

We heat-seal each of our seed packet for even more protection from moisture, odour and light, allowing you to store your seeds for up to 3x longer than paper or plastic. Plant them all, germinate some indoors, save some for next season - it’s up to you!

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B
19/12/2021
Brooklyn

Such nice seeds I'll need to get more

Such nice seeds I'll need to get more

IM
23/10/2021
Iraida M.

I am very pleased with the purchase. The p...

I am very pleased with the purchase. The package arrived quickly, the seeds are perfectly packed. After sowing, seedlings appeared on the 3rd day. Thanks a lot! Now I will plant them in pots.

EB
11/10/2021
Eliza B.

Best seller. Quality seeds. Thank you

Best seller. Quality seeds. Thank you

EB
11/10/2021
Eliza B.

Best seller. Quality seeds. Thank you

Best seller. Quality seeds. Thank you

KL
11/10/2021
Kelly L.