Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare var. hirtum), is also known as European or Turkish oregano. This is the superior, true culinary type of oregano prized by Italian and Greek chefs. It is highly aromatic and flavorful, superbly complementing fresh tomatoes or tomato sauces, omelets, marinated vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry. The plant grows up to 61 cm tall and 46 cm wide.The plant has hairy dark green leaves with small white flowers.
Oregano Culinary Uses
It is used in tomato sauces, with meats, fish, cheese, egg dishes, salads, and cheeses and with vegetables like tomatoes, zucchini, and green beans.
Growing Greek Oregano
- Sow Oregano Seeds, by lightly pressing them into the top of the soil.
- Do not cover as light is needed for germination.
- Keep the seeded area lightly moist.
- Seeds will germinate in about two weeks.
- Oregano can be harvested anytime once the plant reaches 15 cm in height.
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