Jazz Up Your Tomatoes with Aromatic, Spicy Sweetness!
Sweet marjoram is a close relative of oregano, but offers a more delicate flavor to cooking. It is best used fresh at the end of preparing a dish so the flavor will be enhanced and not overpowered. Most popular in Italian tomato cooking, sweet marjoram is also tasty in Greek dishes and to flavor oil and vinegar dressings.
This plant (a tender perennial, but grown as an annual for best flavor) reaches about 2 feet tall and 1? feet wide. The wiry, red-brown stems support downy, gray-green leaves up to 1?-inch long. Tiny white to pink flowers are produced in clustered spikes from late summer through fall.
Start the seeds indoors. Germination takes about 7 to 14 days, and the seedlings are ready to be transplanted into their final container or the sunny garden when they have at least 2 sets of true leaves. Best in well-drained to dry, neutral to alkaline soil. Pkt is 100 seeds.
(P)Pkt of 100 seeds
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 100 seeds
Bloom Start to End:Early Summer – Late Summer
Days to Maturity:85
Seeds Per Pack:100
Plant Height:24 in
Plant Width:18 in
Additional Characteristics:Easy Care Plants,?Edible,?Flower,?Bloom First Year,?Fragrance,?Herbs,?Cut-and-Come-Again
Foliage Color:Light Green
Harvest Season:Early Summer,?Mid Summer
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy