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    mickeymoose is offline Germinator
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    Hi All.
    Many years ago on my travels I brought back some smuggled cuttings of greek oregano oreganum heracleoticum lost over the years so I am trying to obtain a plant or cutting but have been fobbed off with the wild oregano or marjoram
    None of them are as flavoursome or tall
    Does anyone. have any contacts who can suppy thanks

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    Oregano Heracleoticum had it's name changed it is Origanum vulgare ssp hirtum (hairy) - I first grew it when I moved back from Greece. It is the same as the 'rígani' I grew and used on Zakynthos.

    I've moved again, since then, so can't help with seed or cuttings - but the seeds are available on-line.
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    I remember the smell of the mountain herbs and buying bags of dried herbs from the markets to bring home. Can't help with that oregano, sorry, but Chiltern seeds sell a mixture that may include it. https://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item..._greek_oregano


    We used to holiday in Greece every year- usually the islands and Skopelos was one of our favourites and I remember it fondly.
    Every day we would walk past a lady, sitting outside her front door on a battered wooden chair. Usually she would be preparing vegetables, shelling beans or peeling potatoes. I would practice my Greek on her and she would humour me by pretending that I was word perfect. One day, she gave me some sprigs of mint, from one of the many pots and painted tins that surrounded her doorway, and I took them back to our apartment and put them in water. By the time we left, they had rooted and I couldn't leave them behind, so they came back to Wales and are still growing outside my kitchen door, just as they did for the lovely lady on Skopelos.
    Plants with memories are the best sort to grow.
    I hope you find your Oregano.
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    Thanks for the informative comments and sharing memories.
    No wonder there is a lot of confusion either way I have tried most available in the. U k
    I feel a holiday planning session coming on

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    Is this the one you're after ? says its Oregano Greek Seeds Origanum vulgare

    Oregano Greek Seeds from Mr Fothergill's Seeds and Plants
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    No its. Origanum vulgaris hirtum which is the greek one ( with hairy leaves) but thanks anyway fornthe link
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    Last edited by veggiechicken; 03-11-2018 at 09:11 PM.
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    Hi,

    I got seeds from Seedaholic https://www.seedaholic.com/oregano-g...o-organic.html. This includes a lot of info as well, explaining the different oregano types. Good luck!
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