Jekka's guide to Oregano (Origanum)

What type of herb is Oregano & Marjoram?

Mythology & history around Oregano

How do you grow and maintain Oregano

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Oregano as a culinary herb

Herb based recipe

Jekka's favourite

Italian Marjoram (Origanum x majoricum)

Small aromatic, pale green, soft, oval leaves that goes well with tomato, pasta, pizza and bread.

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Middle East Oregano, Za'attar (Origanum syriacum)

The slightly hairy leaves have a strong flavour and make a wonderful dip.

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'Hot & Spicy' Oregano (Origanum 'Hot and Spicy’)

The spicy leaves go well with meat and vegetables.

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Marjorams in Jekka's Herbetum

French Marjoram (Origanum 'French')

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Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

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Pot Marjoram (Origanum onites)

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Oreganos in Jekka's Herbetum

Greek Oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. Hirtum ‘Greek’)

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Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

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Golden Oregano (Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’ AGM)

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Jekkapedia: Oregano

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