Mentha x piperita is a natural hybrid of Mentha spicata and Mentha aquatica.
Its dark, green leaves have a characteristic sweetish, strong scent and an aromatic, warm, pungent taste, with a cooling aftertaste. It’s probably the most important commercial aromatic herb in the world, believed to have been first cultivated in ancient Egypt, although its official cultivation record begins in England in 1750. Since then, peppermint oil has developed a wide application in the flavouring of food, drinks and pharmaceutical preparations. At home, the plant’s leaves and flowers can be dried for teas or used in stews and sauces.
Standard Open Pollinated Seed, No Hybrid, GMO Free
LATIN NAME Mentha x piperita
SEEDS 50 seeds
SHORT DESCRIPTION The most quintessential minty flavour in the world.
SPACING When sowing5 cm; Depth 0,5 cm When thinning10 cm
GROWING SunligthPartial shade to full sun SoilWell-drained, light and moist soil WateringRegular, abundant watering FeedingAddition of fertilizer is not necessary
CARING Expert tipPeppermint generally grows best in moist, shaded locations, where it expands quickly through its underground rhizomes. However, consider growing it in containers, as this bully plant could become hard to control over time.
SUPPORTING PollinatorsAttracts bees and butterflies PestsRepels aphids