mint - apple mint

apple mint / Mentha suaveolens

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Buy mint - apple mint apple mint / Mentha suaveolens : The apple mint makes the perfect mint jelly and mint sauce.

This herb dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Apple-scented, grey-green leaves and dense spikes of pink or white summer flowers, makes this vigorous mint decorative as well as practical. It looks lovely growing in a large terracotta container, and the leaves can be used to make the perfect mint jellies and sauces, as well as adding a delicious flavour to salads or freshly boiled new potatoes.

  • Garden care: To prevent mint from romping through a herb garden, restrict the spread by growing it in a sunken container, with adequate drainage holes. Lift and divide each year in spring, replanting the younger, vigorous sections of the plant in fresh compost

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