Sweet Marjoram


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Marjoram is a cold-sensitive perennial herb with sweet pine and citrus flavors. Sweet marjoram is distinct from knotted marjoram. Marjoram is part of the mint family, and actually a sub-species of oregano. It's a delicate herb with a sweet, floral, lightly spiced fragrance popular in Middle Eastern countries. While similar to oregano, it has a milder flavor and is often used to garnish salads, soups, and meat dishes.

Species Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Plant Size 24 inches tall

Days to Germinate

14-21 days

Days to Harvest


Germination Rate


Test Date



Country of Origin

United States


Full Sun, Partial Shade

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Planting Instructions:

Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost. Sow seed thinly just below the surface of the soil (1/10 inch) and keep evenly moist at 65-70F. Transplant well after the last frost, since marjoram cannot tolerate cold. Place seedlings 6-8 apart and thin seedlings to 10-12 inches. Also grows well as a container plant. Marjoram thrives on neglect preferring slightly dry soil and strong sunlight because of its Mediterranean origin. Water only in drought.

Within-Row Spacing 12 inches
Between-Row Spacing 24 inches

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 26 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.7 g 2%
Sugar 0.1 g
Protein 0.2 g 0%
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.