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Latin Name Mentha suaveolens
Soil Type: Moist Soil
Where should I plant this variety? Sun or partial shade
How tall does it grow? Aprox 60cm
How much space does it need? Spreads rapidly. Keep contained
When does it flower? Purple flowers during summer.
Top care tips: Ideal for growing in a container. It spreads rapidly and needs to be contained.
"There are certain varieties of herb that I think convey re-assurance and tradition. Varieties that you feel have simply existed forever. Apple Mint is certainly one of those varieties.
It grows and spreads with vigour. Honestly, this plant doesn’t stand on ceremony. You will invite it into your garden and before you know it, this plant will be growing everywhere. It might be an idea to keep this contained, unless of course you know how to throw a massive party and need a huge supply of Mint for cocktails. It will grow happily in moist soil. Keep cutting it back to promote healthy fresh growth and perhaps divide it later in the year.
In terms of flavour, the apple element comes through strongly. And it tastes fruity which is really fun. It is extremely versatile, great when used in traditional culinary applications, as a seasoning for meat, deserts or even used in drinks. Very popular as a garnish on cocktails.
I think it looks cool also, the leaves look solid and present. Strangely I think that Apple Mint is more architectural than other mint varieties. This is definitely one to grow."
Delivery options explained.
All herbs dispatched with Royal Mail first class delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.
If your plant is available on our surplus list it will be available as an option for immediate dispatch. We dispatch fresh herbs by first class Royal Mail delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday or Tuesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend.
Herb plants are dispatched from April – August each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.
If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.