Types Of Oregano - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by frank_16652
June 8, 2001
what is difference between oregano (origanum vulgare)and true greek oregano (origanum vulgare hirtum)or which is the best to plant for taste?

Answer from NGA
June 8, 2001
Greek oregano is a sort of subset of oregano and probably its most important identifying characteristic would be its different taste. Most cooks prefer the flavor of the "Greek" oregano. You might want to taste test them and see what you think.

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