Effect of sowing and harvest date on essential oils content in summer savory (Satureja hortensis L.)

Fraszczak, B.; Ziombra, M.

Herba Polonica 53(3): 224-228


An experiment was conducted in Poland during 2004-05 to determine the optimum sowing and harvesting time for obtaining high content of essential oils in summer savory herb. Sowing in the field was carried out at four times: 7, 14, 21 and 28 April. The herb was harvested at three different developmental stages: at full flower bud formation period, at the beginning of flowering, and in full flowering.