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  • sicilian oregano

    I am looking for sicilian oregano seeds or plant. Anyone know where I can buy one? Internet? Local? I am located in phx az. Thanks

  • #2
    Re: sicilian oregano

    I hope I'm not totally exposing my ignorance... because I know nothing about Sicilian oregano, per se. I have grown oregano for the past decade in a couple of environments and find that growing conditions seems to make a major difference. I use the ordinary Oregano Vulgaris from the local nursery. When grown in very dry sunny environment the leaves are quite full flavored; when in well watered or shady environment they are tasteless. When buying dried oregano I buy the "Mexican oregano" from a Mexican market since it tastes better than supermarket variety. Often it can be found still on the stalk. I would think that in Phoenix you'd have similar growing conditions to mine (dry valley in LA area) and plenty of access to Mexican markets.


    • #3
      Re: sicilian oregano

      Sorry couldn't find seeds, but here are a couple links.

      Organic Sicilian Oregano from Gangi Dante [PSGR1000] : Market Hall Foods, Rockridge Market Hall Online Store


      My thread:
      My costs:
      My pics:


      • #4
        Re: sicilian oregano

        I know that James sells dried Sicilian Oregano in his pizza kits:

        Vera Pizza Napoletana Kits :: Forno Bravo Store

        Maybe the dried plant has some seeds in it?

        My Oven Thread:


        • #5
          Re: sicilian oregano

          That is a good idea about the dried stuff having seeds. I am surprised that the sicilian oregano is not available in plant form...


          • #6
            Re: sicilian oregano

            oregano (plants not available but seeds are)

            Nichols Garden Nursery: Product: 'Oregano - Sicilian'

            Origanum vulgare hirtum Greek Oregano (includes a lot of educational material)


            • #7
              Re: sicilian oregano

              great info! thanks


              • #8
                Re: sicilian oregano

                Arizona has really strict regulations about importing plant material. In general, only commercially licensed nurseries are allowed to do it, so mail-order sources won't work for us. I've been trying to find a calimanci tree for years now, and keep being blocked by that (**&^ law. Try checking with the Arizona Herb Association at http://www.azherb.org --if anyone can help you, they probably can.
                Last edited by Modthyrth; 09-24-2008, 03:34 PM.


                • #9
                  Re: sicilian oregano

                  Hey its really a great information, Thanks for sharing mate.

                  Mail order nursery


                  • #10
                    Re: sicilian oregano

                    Marjoram is readily available also and is preferred over oregano by many chefs. And avoids some of the issues related to foreign plants.


                    • #11
                      Re: sicilian oregano

                      Can you explain the difference...... I have lots of oregano and marjoram.... I can't tell much differnce other than marjoram is a bit milder


                      • #12
                        Re: sicilian oregano

                        Originally posted by terrihoward View Post
                        oregano and marjoram.... I can't tell much differnce other than marjoram is a bit milder
                        That's basically the difference in terms of culinary usage. There may be botanical differences, I don't know.

                        The other day I tasted the two different oregano plants our local garden center had: greek and "italian". The greek was stronger and more robust. I've only had Mexican oregano in dried form... it tends to be harsher than all of the others.