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Marjoram
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Origanum
Species: Origanum majorana
Synonyms
Sweet marjoram
Knotted marjoram
Plant Data
Min germination temp: 7°C (45°F)
Max germination temp: 32°C (90°F)
Germination time: 11 days
Time to transplanting: +69 days
Time to harvesting: +179 days
Mature height: 30cm (12in)
Ideal pH range: 6.0 - 8.0
Sow depth: ⅓cm (⅛in)
Growing plant spacing: 25cm (9in)
Growing row spacing: 25cm (9in)
References: [1][2] [3]

Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is a somewhat cold-sensitive perennial herb or undershrub with sweet pine and citrus flavours. In some middle-eastern countries, marjoram is synonymous with oregano, and there the names Sweet Marjoram and Knotted Marjoram are used to distinguish it from other plants of the genus Origanum. Marjoram has a sweeter, milder flavour than oregano.

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Sow (indoors)
Transplant outdoors
Sow (outdoors)
Harvest

Growing[]

Sowing[]

Sow seeds under glass in March.[3]

Transplanting[]

Harden plants off in April/May before planting to final position. Leave 25cm (9in) between plants.

Harvesting[]

Gather leaves as required. Pick before the flowers open if you intend to dry the leaves.

Lift plants and pot up to move indoors in autumn.

Troubles[]

Full troubles list: Mint troubles

References[]

  1. Oregano. myfolia. Retrieved: 2010-08-27.
  2. Marjoram. myfolia. Retrieved: 2010-08-27.
  3. a b Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 135. ISBN 9780903505468
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