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Wild Zaatar

Wild Zaatar


A special oregano that grows along the mountains throughout the middle-east. Is most commonly used dried in cooking, however its soft and delicate leaves are amazing when used fresh. Popular in modern cuisines, often seen used in salads and even desserts. It is the oregano used in the famous ‘zaatar’ spice mix. Grows well in free draining soil in pots and the ground.


    Wild zaatar - 'Syrian Oregano'

    Origanum syriaca


    • A fluffy pale green coloured oregano that grows wild on the mountains throughout the Middle East. Also known as ‘Syrian oregano’ it is endangered and prized for its flavoursome leaves used in spice mixes, cooking and tea.
    • A hardy perennial herb, like its cousins oregano and marjoram. Prefers free draining and rocky alkaline and will grow in full sun or part shade.
    • Originating from from the mountains in Jerusalem. It has a robust yet floral flavour and extremely aromatic.
    • Most commonly used in the spice mix ‘zaatar’ with toasted sesame seeds and sumac and is a fantastic addition to meat marinades and dressings. 
    • Harvest blooms when they start to flower and dry for use. The delicate leaves are also fantastic to use fresh in salads.
    • Grows into a beautiful evergreen shrub and is easy to harvest. Every herb and garden lover should have this in their garden.
    • Will Grow up to a metre tall and wide and will spread and self sow every season.

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