True Oregano - Prized by Italian and Greek chefs! Much stronger aroma and flavor than other varieties. 2' H plant produces gray-green leaves with tiny white flowers. Very hardy. Leaves can be used fresh or dried and add a mild warm spicy flavor. A MUST for pizza, Italian, Mexican and Greek dishes, salads and soups. Cut-and-come again.
**Excellent to grow with tomatoes and peppers; Repels aphids.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
Perennial plants live for more than two years. They return year after year and continue growing until they reach maturity, which varies by plant but averages three to five years.