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Origanum majorana
Synonyms: O. hortensis

Common Name(s): Sweet marjoram
Family: Lamiaceae
Growth Habit: Annual/Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=79° (F)
Opt.Min=50° (F)    Abs.Min=43° (F)
Precipitation: 31 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Very bright
Often used as an annual due to winterkill. Sometimes naturalized in Mediterranean region. Cultivated as an annual in more temperate regions.
Material - essent oils, Additive - flavoring
Temperate-continental, subtropical-dry summer, temperate marine
Geographical Origin:
Western Asia, Cultivated
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