Oregano Greek

Oregano

March 12, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

Oregano is a Mediterranean herb.  Some varieties are perennial in our climate.  All types prefer a sunny spot with well drained soil.

Uses: Leaves retain good flavor whether dried or frozen.  A delicious culinary herb for pork, chicken and veal recipes.  Use fresh leaves in salads and pizza sauce.

 

Varieties

  • Greek (traditional oregano flavor, Zone 5)
  • Golden (culinary, golden leaves– annual, will also grow in part sun)
  • Kent’s Beauty (Ornamental type, Zone 5)
  • Hot & Spicy (culinary, Zone 5  Oregano flavor with mild chili pepper type heat
Oregano Greek
Greek
Oregano Golden
Golden
Photo Courtesy Ball Horticultural Company
Oregano Hot And Spicy
Hot & Spicy
Photo Courtesy EPlant Source