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.
Packet contains 50 seeds.
PLANT SIZE Height 70 cm Width 70 cm
CONTAINER SIZE Height 30 cm Width 30 cm
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.
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