- Culinary Herbs & Spices
- 50 'Zaatar' seeds, Origanum syriacum, Syrian Oregano, USDA Organic, ME
50 'Zaatar' seeds, Origanum syriacum, Syrian Oregano, USDA Organic, ME
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae). Hardy to Zones 8 to 12. May be grown as an annual in colder areas, 90 days to harvest. 50 Seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown. JSS
AKA; Middle-Eastern Oregano, Ezov, Za'atar, Majorana syriaca.
Evergreen perennial herb native to the Middle East. This is one of the keystone herbs in the popular condiment “Zaatar or Zaatari,” which is used quite frequently by people living in the Middle East. Just mix the dried and powdered oregano with various other ingredients–such as garlic, salt, olive oil, lemon juice–and use it on bread. Quite delicious. The plants are small but spicy. An oregano relative with zesty flavor.
Native to the Mediterranean, where it has flavored meals for thousands of years. Soft gray-green leaves on plants with a semi-upright habit. Flavor combines those of sweet marjoram, thyme and oregano. Grow as a tender perennial - start indoors and keep out of freezing temperatures. Harvest stems when they reach at least 4–6". Organically grown.
Plant prefers full sun and sandy, fast-draining soil. Direct sow to one foot apart in spring.
Za'atar Recipe: Combine equal amounts each of dried oregano, minced fresh thyme and marjoram. Add double the base amount of crushed sumac seeds, and half the base amount of toasted sesame seeds and cumin. Add coarse salt to taste and stir; goes well with olive oil and lemon juice. Now you’ve got your very own homemade za’atar!