| Varico 2 Thyme |
| Thymus vulgaris 'Varico 2'|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Aromatic/Industrial
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall/Anytime
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
| (German thyme; Winter thyme)
A Swiss variety developed for high quality commercial production. Although the plants are smaller and produce 30% less biomass compared to standard varieties, the essential oil content is 20-40% higher, and it is high in thymol, about 5-8%. Thymol is responsible for the potent antibacterial and antioxidant properties of thyme.