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Piccolo Seeds Peppermint

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

NAME
Peppermint

VARIETY
Common

SHORT DESCRIPTION
The most quintessential minty flavour in the world.

PLANT SIZE
Height 70 cm
Width 70 cm

CONTAINER SIZE
Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm

COMPANION PLANT
Radish, onions, carrot, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers

SOWING
Indoor Not required 
Outdoor Apr-June

TIMING
Germination 10-15 days
Harvesting 60-90 days

SPACING
When sowing 5 cm; Depth 0,5 cm
When thinning 10 cm

GROWING
Sunligth Partial shade to full sun
Soil Well-drained, light and moist soil
Watering Regular, abundant watering
Feeding Addition of fertilizer is not necessary

CARING
Expert tip Peppermint 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
Pollinators Attracts bees and butterflies 
Pests Repels aphids