This member of the mint family has been requested frequently on my stall where it has sometimes been referred to (to my immense confusion) as ‘wild marjoram’. This variety should grow to about 50cm if left to its own devices and will produce small purple flowers, don’t panic though unlike basil that may bolt if left to flower oregano will just continue to grow all year round indoors.
Oregano has been used in the Mediterranean region for centuries becoming popular in America after the second world war when returning GI’s brought back a liking for what was often termed the ‘pizza herb’. Unlike most of the other herbs in our family of Hydro-herb kits, oregano benefits from being picked and dried, this process allows its flavour to fully develop. Oregano is a great addition to meets particularly lamb, going very well with any kind of kebab recipe. If you’re looking for a means to add some pep to your salads, look no further oregano is a great addition to Greek style salads.
Due to the vagaries of the post man, when we send your Hydro herb it will be given additional packaging and so may not appear as in the picture above, if you are presenting this as a gift you may wish to remove the extra packaging before giving the gift.