Herbs: Oregano, Zaatar - Origanum Syriacum
An oregano that carries a bit of zing, and is a necessary ingredient in the condiment za’atar. Mix with sumac, toasted sesame seeds, salt, and sometimes a few other herbs to make the sprightly topping so essential to Middle Eastern cuisine. Bushy tender perennial, hardy to Zone 10, grown as an annual in colder climes. For most aromatic flavor, harvest before its small white flowers appear. Start seeds indoors or sow directly in the ground just prior to the last spring frost.
Hardiness: Perennial hardy to zone 10
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