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Summer Savory [Satureja hortensis]

Summer Savory [Satureja hortensis]

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The summer savory is an annual spice and medicinal plant that originally comes from West and Central Asia and has been used as a spice since ancient times. The evergreen plants grow bushy and quickly woody. The robust and heat-loving herb forms small oval, pointed, dark green and occasionally slightly purple leaves that smell pleasantly. The spicy taste goes particularly well with beans. As a medicinal herb, it is traditionally used to support digestion, reduce fever and relieve bee stings. Suitable for pot culture.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 50 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to 0 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, slightly loamy, humus

pH value: 5.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-20 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant and row spacing: 15x15 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Bean, Beetroot
Unfavorable mixed culture: Basil

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from February to September. For pre-cultivation, sow in small pots from January to September.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from May to June. For pre-cultivation, sow in small pots from April to June.

For savory, we recommend direct sowing in rows or pre-cultivation. When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first savory leaves. Allow the seedlings to grow in moderate temperatures until planting out as seedlings.
Savory plants prefer a sunny, wind-protected and warm location with nutritious, humus-rich and slightly loamy soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
The optimal harvest time for savory is shortly before flowering. To harvest, cut the plants 10 cm above the ground. Can survive temporary drought. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
To promote bushy growth, older shoots and shoot tips should be cut off from time to time.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Satureja hortensis
English names: Savory
German names: Bohnenkraut, Sommer-Bohnenkraut, Gartenbohnenkraut, Gartensaturey, Pfefferkraut, Saturei, Kölle
Portuguese names: Segurelha
Spanish names: Jedrea, Saborea, Saborija, Saturejia, Satureya, Ajedrea Común, Calamento Blanco, Hisopillo
French names: Sarriette, Pèbre D'ase, Sarriette Commune, Sarriette de Montagne, Sarriette des Champs

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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