Oregano, Cuban Variegated
Cuban oregano is a perennial succulent in the mint family. This is the perfect herb for a beginner gardener or any gardener for that matter. Extremely easy to grow, very low maintenance, and has beautiful large green leaves with a potent oregano flavor. This plant will give you plenty of aromatic foliage to use in your dishes. The leaves are strong in flavor and a little will go a long way.
This variegated variety has a sprawling habit and it’s great for use as an edible ground cover. We plant this variety right next to the green Cuban oregano variety and this just sprawls along the outer edges. Same flavor, just unique green, and white color patterns.
Days to Maturity: 40-50 days
Plant size: Sprawling habit; will continue to spread if allowed to but it’s easy to contain.
Plant spacing: 3-6 ft. apart
Sun, soil, and water requirement: Prefers sun/partial shade and fast-draining soil, rich in organic matter. Needs good irrigation without overwatering. We have never had to water our plant. The rain has always been all it needs.
Pruning: Pinch to encourage branching and sturdier bush habits.
Harvesting: Super easy, just pick a leaf.
Culinary: Cuban oregano leaves can be used just like regular oregano. The leaves may be dried and crushed to add to meat dishes. Fresh leaves, in small amounts, are used in soups and stews, and in stuffing for poultry and other meat. Be mindful, the plant is very strongly flavored and can overpower other seasonings.
Nutrients: Cuban oregano contains high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, and the essential fatty acid, omega-6. It also contains properties that have anti-inflammatory properties. It can also help calm the intense oils of hot pepper.
Companion planting: Good companion to all vegetables.
Locally sourced seed
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** Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.
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