Savory Winter HEIRLOOM Seeds

Savory Winter HEIRLOOM Seeds

Satureja montana

Item #5064

Perennial. Winter savory captures the best qualities of many herbs in one. Spicy and peppery with a hint of thyme and mint, this rich, complex seasoning is especially delicious in rich, savory dishes. An attractive ornamental in rock gardens and borders, it attracts bees and other beneficial insects, and is a low maintenance herb that grows well in poor soils. Excellent container variety. Drought tolerant once established. Perennial in USDA zones 4-8. Deer resistant.
This packet sows up to 71 ft.

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Full Sun

6"-12" tall, 10"-12" wide

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing:

When 1" tall,
thin to 1 every 8"

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 65°-70°F.

Special germination instructions: Light aids germination. Press seed into soil surface; do not cover.

Harvesting: Harvest individual leaves at any time. Entire stems may be cut after plants are at least 6" tall, as long as you do not remove more than 1/3 of the plant. Winter Savory is evergreen but flavor may be less pungent during the winter. Ready to harvest about 100 days after sowing. Flavor is most intense just prior to flowering.

Artist: Susan DiMarchi

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