Growing & using Apple Mint
Apple Mint has a slight floral fragrance and flavor. It is wonderful to cook with and can be used with most meats.
A container with a large surface area helps mint to grow abundantly. Mints grown in five to six hours of sun develop better color and flavor. In hot summer areas, late afternoon shade helps to cut down on the watering chores. Apple Mint is hardy to zone 5 and will die back to the ground in winter. Cut Apple Mint to the ground in late fall and it will be fresh and crisp in spring. It may need to be divided in the spring. When the mint stops producing heavily, it is time to thin out the roots.
Apple Mint makes a great addition to our Kitchen Herb Garden Six Pack.
This plant is often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Apple Mint Plug Trays are available.
Read our Mint Care and Tips page for more on how to tame your mint.
See our Great Mint Repotting Caper for more on proper soil, division and replanting of mints.