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Marjoram Seeds

Marjoram Seeds

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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. A 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.
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  • Variety Info
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  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Laminaceae

Native: Cyprus and Turkey

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

Exposure: Full sun

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

Variety Info: Small (¼" – ¾" wide), round, pale, grey-green, velvety, aromatic leaves. Tiny white or pink flowers appear in midsummer.

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Deer Resistant

Sowing Info

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

When to Start 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: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 4 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing: 18"

Thinning: Thin to 1 every 12"

Growing Info

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