Marjoram Seeds

Heirloom

#5034
This packet sows up to 380 feet.
Availability: In Stock
Also called sweet marjoram, its flavor is considered milder but more complex than its relative, oregano. Some describe the flavor as having a hint of balsam. Try substituting versatile marjoram for oregano in many popular dishes, such as Eggplant Parmesan or pizza. You may be pleasantly surprised! Very popular ingredient in German sausage and herb breads. Fun folklore: Legend has it that if you touch marjoram before bedtime, you will dream of your future spouse. Perennial in USDA zones 9 and 10; usually grown as an annual. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.
$1.89 500 mg

Botanical Name: Origanum majorana

Family: Laminaceae

Native: Cyprus and Turkey

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 9 and 10, but most often grown as an annual.

Plant Dimensions: 12"–18" tall, 12" wide

Variety Information: Marjoram is oregano's calmer, sweeter fraternal twin. Its flavor is described as delicate and floral, while oregano is zesty, lemony, and slightly peppery. The two are often used interchangeably, though marjoram is better suited to lighter dishes like chicken and seafood, while oregano is best paired with heartier dishes like tomato based sauces and grilled meats.

Exposure: Full sun

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date.

When to Sow Inside: RECOMMENDED (seed is very small). 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 65°–75°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 4 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing: 18"

Thinning: Thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: Leaves, flowers, or sprigs can be picked any time plant is at least 6" high.