Mint (Apple Mint) Plants
HERB-MINT-2-5Regular price $9.50
We love herbs that are 'a little bit different', and Apple Mint is just that. Easy-care Apple Mint has a mild minty flavour, but a faint apple-like fragrance when you brush past.
Urban Bounty's Apple Mint plants are well-established in a 1.5l pot, so they will add instant appeal in your herb garden or a patio pot.
About Apple Mint (Woolly Mint, Fuzzy Mint)
Apple Mint has delicious minty herb with bright green leaves and distinctive round leaves with serrated edges. Both the leaves and stems of this plant are covered in find hairs, giving it the nickname of 'Woolly Mint'. At the height of the growing season it produces pale pink blossoms that are superb at attracting pollinating bees to the garden. This aromatic herb dies away during winter, but comes back to add vibrancy and freshness to your kitchen from spring through to autumn.
Apple Mint grows to about 60cm high, and will spread to fill a space. While it is a delicious addition to a Cottage garden, we do recommend that you grow it in a pot, as it take over if planted in the ground.
Culinary Uses for Apple Mint (Woolly Mint, Fuzzy Mint)
While Apple mint has a faintly apple-like fragrance, it tastes mildly minty, rather than apple-flavoured. The leaves are delicious scattered over desserts and salads, and can be used in a tasty apply mint dressing. Try it in a refreshing cup of tea, or with iced water and lemon. Apple with Apple Mint Jelly sounds like it might be worth trying too!
Growing Conditions - Apple Mint (Woolly Mint, Fuzzy Mint)
Mint adapts to most soil types and conditions. It thrives in the part shade, or full sun.) This herb is needs moist soil to keep it at its best and prefers rich soil where possible. Water every few days when the soil is dry. Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels Sprout, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chilli Pepper, Aubergine, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Squash, Peas and Tomatoes all make good companion plants.
Mint can spread aggressively, so it is best to plant it in a pot or a contained space. In the right conditions Apple Mint will spread about 60 cm and grow to about 60cm high. At the end of autumn, cut your Mint back to encourage new growth the following spring.
What climate does Apple Mint (Woolly Mint) prefer?
Apple Mint can be grown in warm or cooler climates. If you live in a cold area, you should plant your Mint in spring or summer, to get it established for winter. It will die away over winter (you can mulch it to protect new growth in spring.) If you live in an area without frost, you can plant and enjoy Apple Mint most of the year round.