Summer Savory Seeds - (Satureja hortensis)

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SKU:
H1073
Seed Count:
Approx 50 seeds per pack
Type:
Hardy Annual
Plant Spacing:
9"
Days to Germination:
10-21 days @ 70F
Light Preference:
Full sun
Soil Requirements:
Well drained
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Summer Savory - (Satureja hortensis)
  • Summer Savory - (Satureja hortensis)
$3.15

Description

Summer Savory - The Herb for the Classical Cook's Garden

This aromatic annual has lilac to white tubular flowers that bloom July- September, with very slender bronze green leaves. 

Details

Savory is fast growing reaching about 12-18" tall and is best sown directly outside. Harvesting can begin as soon as the plants are 6" high and may continue all summer. Best to harvest before the plant flowers.

History

Well known by the Romans, it's an essential ingredient in Herbs de Provence (along with rosemary, thyme, and oregano). Aids in digestion of rich foods, crushed leaves relieve bee stings.

Uses

Leaves are used to bring out the flavor of all bean dishes with their spicy, peppery taste. Used with marjoram and thyme to season trout, turkey, veal, salami, horseradish sauce, liquors and tonic wines.

Growing Tip

As a companion plant, Summer Savory aids onions in their growth  and makes a pleasant and useful border around them. It also makes a beneficial neighbor to green beans, both in the garden and in the cooking pot.

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1 Review

  • 5
    Summer after summer it keeps coming back

    Posted by V Biel, IL on Jul 3rd 2017

    I gave this five stars for its resilience. I grew this plant two summers ago. I decided I didn't really care much for the flavor, -tasted like something for meat- Im a vegan--so I shared it with my friends and let it go to seed. After all it was an annual, I ignored it, and expected it to die like the basil does every year. This is the second year in a row that is has come back!! How amazing is that. Hence- 5 stars.

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