Grażyna Zawiślak

Department of Vegetable Crops and Medicinal Plants, 58 Leszczyńskiego St., 20-068 Lublin, University of Life Science in Lublin, Poland

Renata Nurzyńska-Wierdak

Department of Vegetable Crops and Medicinal Plants, 58 Leszczyńskiego St., 20-068 Lublin, University of Life Science in Lublin, Poland


Winter savory (Satureja montana L.) is an aromatic subshrub of significant medicinal and seasoning qualities. Winter savory herb yield and quality depend on various factors, including environmental and agronomic ones. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of winter savory plantation establishment
method (seedlings, herbaceous cuttings) on the morphological traits and raw material yield. A more uniform propagation material with better morphological parameters was produced using generative propagation relative to vegetative propagation. A higher fresh and dry herb yield as well as a higher yield of herb
without stems were obtained from plants grown from transplants compared to plants grown from vegetative cuttings. The essential oil content in the studied plants did not vary, but the oil yield was higher in plants grown from transplants compared to those derived from vegetative cuttings.


Satureja montana L., plant propagation, herb yield, essential oil content, essential oil yield

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Grażyna Zawiślak 
Department of Vegetable Crops and Medicinal Plants, 58 Leszczyńskiego St., 20-068 Lublin, University of Life Science in Lublin, Poland
Renata Nurzyńska-Wierdak 
Department of Vegetable Crops and Medicinal Plants, 58 Leszczyńskiego St., 20-068 Lublin, University of Life Science in Lublin, Poland



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