Searching for a certain rare oregano
Many years ago, I lived in the house of a little old italian lady in Watertown Mass. SHe had been gardening her back yard plot for years. She used to grow a variety of oregano that I have never been able to find.
This oregano that she grew was the most potent, most flavorful oregano I had ever tasted and never tasted as good since.
This variety, had very tiny leaves. It was an annual. It grew into almost a tiny tree, on a single stalk from the soil. If left to go to seed it had very tiny flowers. THe bush is maybe a foot tall at maturity, with a woody stalk.
She used to let a few go to seed every year and collect them. She used to plant the seeds the next year, but also ,they seemed to propogate themselves in this garden, as new plants would come up all over the garden. And she would tend to them too.
When I moved away, i took some of the seeds with me, but did not succeed in growing them
Does anyone have any idea what variety of oregano this might be and where I might be able to find the seeds. I am quite sure she has long passed on.