Apple Mint

Strong flavour great for tea or adding to salads

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Description

apple mint

Quick summary

  • Originally from Southern & Western Europe.
  • Fruity flavour than tastes a bit like apple (hence the name).
  • Ideal for hot drinks (like tea) or adding to salads.
  • Days from seed to harvest – about 60 (2 months)
  • About 60 cm high

How to use apple mint

When you grow apple mint (like orange mint) this will tend to be for specific uses.

For example because it has a strong flavour it’s great for tea or adding to salads

In addition it’s often used as a domestic herbal remedy, being valued especially for its antiseptic properties and its beneficial effect on the digestion.

Typical recipe:

Where & how to grow apple mint.

The apple mint is a very easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils and situations so long as the soil is not too dry.

Grows well in heavy clay soils. A sunny position is best for production of essential oils, but plants also succeed in partial shade. Sow spring in a cold frame. Germination is usually fairly quick. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer.

Mint Plant - How to grow mint indoors

Seed or Plant

In addition it is probably safer to start your apple mint using either a ready made plant, cutting or a plug plant. The reason is that mint is one of the herbs which is highly variable – and even using seeds from a reputable supplier you might still end up with a different type then the one you were hoping to grow.

Quick guide:

  • Plant in individual pots
  • Optimal growing temperature is 15 to 20 ºC
  • And full sunlight or high levels of artificial light.

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Where to buy apple mint seeds

Available from Amazon

How  to Grow & Use Mint

Reviews

  1. Minze Vries

    Great novelty and useful for a few speciality recipes. But I would only grow it if I had lots of space in the garden

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