Sweet Marjoram Seeds - (Origanum majorana)

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SKU:
H1072
Seed Count:
Approx 50 seeds per pack
Type:
Tender perennial
Days to Germination:
7-14 days at 70F
Soil Requirements:
Well-drained soil
Light Preference:
Full sun
Plant Spacing:
8-12"
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Sweet Marjoram - (Origanum majorana)
  • Sweet Marjoram - (Origanum majorana)
  • Sweet Marjoram - (Origanum majorana)
$3.15

Description

Sweet Marjoram - The Herb of Grace

Sweet Marjoram leaves have a sweeter, spicier taste than the leaves of oregano. It is a popular culinary herb used in salads, sauces, cheese and in liqueurs, and as part of herbes de Provence.

Details

An ancient shrubby tender perennial that grows to about 1' tall with wiry, red-brown stems and downy aromatic gray-green leaves, with tiny white flowers on clustered spikes in summer. Easy to grow either outside or in pots. Use fresh leaves throughout the growing season, main harvest is just before it flowers when the color and flavor is at its peak. Wonderfully aromatic mild oregano flavor with a hint of balsam. 

History

The Greeks believed it was precious to Aphrodite, goddess of love, and crowned newlyweds on their wedding day. William Shakespeare immortalized the attributes of the plant in All's Well that Ends Well calling it "the herb of grace".

Uses

In the kitchen, use marjoram with green vegetables, turkey, pork, lamb, or eggs. Use it in herb vinegar's, oils, and butters. Sprinkle a few cut-up leaves of fresh marjoram on lightly buttered whole-wheat toast. Marjoram tea is helpful for tension headaches and minor digestive upsets. Has mildly antiseptic properties and is good for the skin.

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1 Review

  • 4
    For Chefs and Gourmet cooks

    Posted by V Biel, IL on Jul 2nd 2017

    This is an herb that all my friends who write cook books and teach cooking classes love and rave about. So I give it to them. I love my true greek oregano, marjoram is very sweet to me and sort of pungent and bland. I know that doesn't make sense, but grow it and see for yourself.

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