Marjoram is a perennial herb with small, oval shaped leaves. The leaves are soft and are arranged along a stringlike stem. The flavor of the leaves is strong, sweet, somewhat citrusy and piney.  It has a similar appearance to oregano.  It is a bit more versatile, used commonly in both sweet and savory dishes.  Try using marjoram in marinadees of poultry, paired with veggies, or in soups. Marjoram also can be used to flavor desserts such as ice cream, custards pies, and more.  

In ancient times, the Greeks and Romans associated the herb with love, happiness, purification, and healing.

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Handling & Storage


Available year round

Also Known As

  • Sweet marjoram
  • Knot marjoram
  • Knotted marjoram

Fresh marjoram can be stored in a refrigerator for up to a week. Hang marjoram upside down in bunches tied with twine.  The dried herb will keep up to 6 months when stored in airtight containter.  

  • Origanum majorana


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