Perennial cousin to summer savory, with thicker and shinier leaves.
Flavor is more pungent and biting. Has a higher proportion of Thymol than Summer Savory. 100 days to harvest when started indoors. Avg. 59,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Latin Name: Satureja montana
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
Shipping Information & Notes
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days.
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow seeds 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost. Tamp seeds lightly into the soil mix or sow shallowly, as light is required for germination. Transplant to individual containers when seedlings have 4 true leaves. Transplant outside in spring after the last frost, spacing plants 8" apart, in rows 12-18" apart.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Prefers a light, well-drained soil that is somewhat alkaline.
PLANT HEIGHT: 6-12".
PLANT SPACING: 8".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 4-8.
HARVEST: Leaves may be harvested for use when plants reach 6". Harvest the flowers as they begin blooming, usually about 90 days after planting. After they flower, cut the plants near the ground, dry them out of direct sunlight, then strip the leaves from the woody stems.
Note: Cut back the plant in the autumn, and pinch out new shoots in the spring to encourage bushiness.
Winter Savory can also be propagated by root division in autumn or spring, or by layering in the spring.