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Old 09-23-2008, 06:57 PM
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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
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:03 AM
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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.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:10 AM
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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



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Old 09-24-2008, 07:41 AM
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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?

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Old 09-24-2008, 12:21 PM
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That is a good idea about the dried stuff having seeds. I am surprised that the sicilian oregano is not available in plant form...
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:21 PM
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oregano (plants not available but seeds are)

Nichols Garden Nursery: Product: 'Oregano - Sicilian'

Origanum vulgare hirtum Greek Oregano (includes a lot of educational material)
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:41 PM
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great info! thanks
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:30 PM
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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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:34 AM
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Hey its really a great information, Thanks for sharing mate.

Mail order nursery
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:18 PM
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Marjoram is readily available also and is preferred over oregano by many chefs. And avoids some of the issues related to foreign plants.
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