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  Savory (Satureja hortensis, S. montana)
Market Products:   (herb);   (herb);   (herb);     Market size: 800 hectares (world), 320 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices up, volume up
Culture Seed density: 1700-2600 seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun   Soil: well-drained   Crop duration: S. hortensis 1 year; S. montana 3-6 years
      Sowing rate: S. hortensis 6-20 kg/ha (direct); S. montana 6 kg/ha (direct), 0.2-1kg/ha (indirect).   Planting: sow direct in spring. S. montana best sown in plugs 8 weeks before field planting.   Field spacing: S. hortensis 15-90cm between rows x 15-20cm within rows; S. montana 30-60cm x 17-20cm.   Yield: S. hortensis dry herb 2500-5000kg/ha, oil 30kg/ha (year 1); S. montana dry herb 1-3t/ha (years 2-6).   Pests: few problems   Diseases: few problems.   Buyers want: No data.  
  Sowing rate: 2-5g/1000plants.   Planting: S. hortensis can be sown direct in pots, 6 weeks before sale. Sow S. montana in plugs 12 weeks before sale.   Seeds to saleable plants: S. hortensis 6 weeks.   Seeds to finished plugs: S. montana 4-6 weeks.   Plugs to saleable plants: S. montana 8 weeks.   Pests: whitefly, spider mite, aphid   Diseases: few problems.  
– Dried Production     – Fresh Production     – Oil Production     – Potted Plant Production    

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