Apple Mint Plants
Apple Mint is a classic variety of Mint. Certainly recognisable as Mint with a strong flavour, while also having a subtle, fruity element to it. This is extremely versatile, great when used in traditional culinary applications, as a seasoning for meat, desserts or even used in drinks. Very popular as a garnish on cocktails. You will definitely notice the delicious apple scent coming from these leaves. For something with a bit more of a kick, why not try Ginger Mint?
Latin Name: Mentha suaveolens
Soil Type: Moist soil
Where should I plant this variety? Sun or partial shade
How tall does it grow? Approx 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, 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 would like 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 subtly, but it absolutely tastes fruity which is really fun. It is extremely versatile, great when used in traditional culinary applications, as a seasoning for meat, desserts or even used in drinks.
We think it looks cool too, with the leaves looking very solid and present, making Apple Mint perhaps more architectural than other mint varieties. This is definitely one to grow.
Delivery options explained
Pre-order delivery option
From January to March, customers are able to pre-order herbs for delivery later in spring, to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. We begin dispatch of pre-orders from late March, once all items in your order are available for dispatch in one delivery, as some varieties will be available a little later in the year than others. You will receive notification when this dispatch takes place along with tracking information but if you would like an estimated delivery date after placing your pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Order Now delivery option
From late March to autumn, herbs will be available for immediate dispatch subject to their availability. We dispatch our fresh potted herbs Monday-Wednesday each week to avoid postal delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all fresh herb orders in less than seven days, i.e. an order placed Thursday-Sunday would likely be dispatched the following Monday. Orders placed Monday-Tuesday, we would aim to dispatch by the Wednesday of that week.
If you have a specific dispatch date that you would like us to aim towards, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't guarantee a particular date but will strive to do our best for you.
All orders are dispatched via a next day courier, ensuring that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health. For customers in the Highlands, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland this is a 48-hour delivery service.
Please note that we do not offer a collection service. Our site is not suitable to receive visitors and this is a rule that we have to apply universally out of respect to our neighbours and family.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control, problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.