Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


General information and discussion about cultivating herbs.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 23, 2021   #1
MuddyBuckets's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Southern USA 7b
Posts: 172
Default Mexican Oregano vs Italian Oregano

I understand that the two oregano plants are different species. Can anyone explain the difference in taste and application as a spice? Would like to trade some pepper, okra or tomato seeds for some Mexican oregano seeds to cultivate.

Last edited by MuddyBuckets; January 23, 2021 at 06:12 PM. Reason: spelling
MuddyBuckets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 24, 2021   #2
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: MN Zone4b
Posts: 269

Mexican oregano is a verbena relative, I believe, while Italian oregano and Greek oregano and several others are actually in the mint family. Texture and taste of the Mexican differs somewhat from the others, but many people substitute one for the other. My impression is that finding seeds of Mexican oregano is problematic for some reason, although I don't recall why. I've only seen plants. Perhaps if it is available as a fresh herb in your local grocery stores, you might try rooting it?
bitterwort is offline   Reply With Quote

mexican , oregano , plants , seed trade

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 AM.

★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2019 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★