Oregano Majorana, also known as Sweet Marjoram, is native to the Mediterranean and Turkey. It has an upright habit of 16" tall. Oregano Majorana has a classic flavor, milder than Origanum Vulgare, with a wide variety of culinary applications. Plant it in the herb garden or a container. It is organic, hardy in zone 5-8, and needs nothing more than regular water to flourish. This plant does well in full sun and partial shade, offering white flowers from July-August. Marjoram leaves add flavor to soups, sauces, salads, meats, and vegetables. For a more aromatic Italian Oregano, plant Organic Oregano Supreme. For a low-maintenance groundcover with bold flavor, try Organic Oregano Vulgare.
This Variety Also Available as Non-Organic
Oregano Majorana Selling Tips
Sell Oregano Majorana to customers looking for the milder herb, Marjoram. This low-maintenance plant offers a classic mild flavor, more delicate than Origanum Vulgare. This herbaceous perennial has many benefits to offer your customer. It is hardy to zone 5, blooms with white flowers in June-August, and flourishes in full or partial sun. With an upright habit of 16", Majorana is suitable for containers, herb gardens, and landscape applications.
Coach Your Customer
1. Plant Majorana in well-drained soil in partial or full sun and water regularly.
2. Use or freeze foliage for culinary applications before the plant flowers, as that's when leaves offer the best aroma and flavor.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Oregano Majorana, use a well-drained soil with constant liquid feed 150-200 ppm N on well-rooted plants and a pH of 5.8-6.2. Pinch once, 5-10 days after transplanting. This variety is not attractive to pests. Oregano can be prone to root rot and fungus in overly moist or humid conditions.
Small white flowers bloom in summer. This herb is typically grown for its leaves.
Pinch once, 5-10 days after transplanting.
Space 4-inch containers as needed to allow airflow and penetration of light between plants. We do not recommend planting rooted plugs in 1801 or other traditional market trays as they tend to get leggy and can develop fungus when they have insufficient space.
We do not recommend using chemical growth regulators on herbs or organic plants.
This plant doesn't typically attract pests.
Oregano Majorana isn't especially disease prone but avoid oversaturating the soil. If the plant sits in moist soil at length, you could end up with root rot or botrytis. Botrytis grey rot tends to occur in wet or humid conditions. Take these steps to prevent botrytis: water in the morning and allow the plant to dry out between waterings; provide good airflow in your greenhouse; space plants so the sun can penetrate to the soil level. To best fight root rot in herbs, use an organic or garden-safe fungicide, like Neem Oil.
Planting Oregano Majorana Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container. Use a well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center of the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Organic Herbs Oregano Majorana Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6 Weeks|
|Light||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 5-8|