Common Name: Sweet Marjoram
Latin Name: Origanum marjorona
Description: Compact bush with greyish, rounded leaves and a strong, tangy flavour. Forms small, knot shaped flowers in late spring. Perennial. 50cm.
Harvesting: Leaves are harvested at any time and are best used fresh but can be dried.
Best Results: Protect during colder months of winter. Frost tender.
Uses: Popular in Italian and Greek cooking and any meat or tomato dishes. Best added towards the end of cooking.
Companion: Marjoram tea is said to help sooth sea sickness.