Image of an Apple Mint Plant in a 1.5 litre pot, as sold by Urban Bounty NZ.  The plant has green rounded leaves. with slightly serrated edges

Mint (Apple Mint) Plants

HERB-MINT-2-5

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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.  

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

       

      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.