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SAVORY

DAYS TO SPROUT

DAYS TO
SPROUT

7-14 DAYS

MATURES IN

MATURES
IN

50-60 DAYS

TASTE IT FOR

TASTE IT
FOR

8-12 WEEKS

Care & Harvest

You can begin harvesting Savory once it reaches 6 inches. However, the best flavor is when flower buds have formed but not yet bloomed. Just before the flowers bloom, cut the leafy tops at the base of the stem. Harvesting regularly will encourage more plant growth. Savory grows quickly and can become top-heavy. So, it may require support as it matures. We suggest checking the roots monthly and trimming any that are brown or extending past the yPod. While Savory does not require thinning, we recommend not having more than three seedlings per yCube.

Quick Facts

Native to Eurasia and North Africa, Summer Savory has been used for a millennia as a seasoning as well as a medicinal plant. In fact, it was once used in love potions as an aphrodisiac.
Savory can grow 8-16 inches tall. The thick square stems are covered with fine hairs and its delicate and feathery leaves can grow up to 1-inch. Savory produces pale pink flowers that are small and fragrant. Its flavor is reminiscent of thyme and oregano with notes of mint. Summer Savory contains a variety of beneficial polyphenolic compounds that contribute to its antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties.
Savory leaves can be used fresh or dry. Do not use Savory while pregnant.

Harvest to Plate Recipe

Summer savory and Garlic green beans

Photo / Recipe Source: Life’s Ambrosia

INGREDIENTS

  • Ice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds trimmed green beans
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh summer savory removed from stem
  • Salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill a large bowl with cold water and ice.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Once boiling salt liberally and add in green beans. Cook 3-4 minutes or just until bright green.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer beans to ice bath to stop cooking process. Once cool, remove and pat dry.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans, cook 3-5 minutes or until beans are tender but crisp. Add in garlic and summer savory. Cook just until garlic becomes fragrant, about a minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.