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Mint Apple

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Apple Mint (Mentha suaveolens)is a very aromatic Mint with a delicious, strong, fruity scent. It has bright green leaves which are large, rounded and slightly hairy with serrated edges and produces spikes of white and pinkish flowers in late summer. While being a nice ornamental Mint, where it really shines, is as a culinary herb. It's widely used to make a brilliant Mint tea, Mint jelly or used as a garnish. At flower shows we often get asked for "the mint my grandmother used to grow" Very often this is the variety they are looking for.

    Mint Apple
    Apple Mint Herb Plant

    About the Mint Apple

    Care Instructions

    Mints generally enjoy moist, well drained soil. Water newly planted mints regularly, for at least a few months. Ensure they don't dry out, and keep an eye on ones in pots, as they tend to dry out a little quicker. Mint is very low maintenance.

    Position, sunlight and more

    Mint thrives in both light and shade. Potted Mint can be planted right through the autumn. Pick often, to keep plant compact and producing new growth.

    Height and Spread

    Mint Apple will grow large leafy clumps, anywhere up to 1m(100cm) tall and 60cm spread.

    Feeding, Pruning & more

    Feeding - Fill with a multipurpose compost, or an enriched garden compost.
    Pruning - Mint dies back over winter, so remove faded stems in spring, before the new shoots start coming through.
    Propagation -Take cuttings, which will give you new free plants and help stimulate, the parent plant. When mint finishes flowering in late summer, cut back the whole plant to around 5cm from base.

    Our pot & plant size explained

    At Newlands Nursery we grow and sell plants in a variety of different sizes, from small starter plants up to planted containers. 

    We know it can be tricky to picture the size of each plant. This page gives you an idea of the size of the plants we are sending out.

    Please keep in mind that plants vary from one season to the next. The size of the plant refers to the pot or plug it is grown in, rather than the height of the plant, unless specifically mentioned on the plant page. 

    Picture of plug plant size

    Starter Plant (Plug Plant)

    Plug Size: 2cm by 4cm. Our most popular size. This is often the most economical way of buying plants and is a great way to get a head start on the season. Generally this size is best to be potted up before planting out.

    Picture of Jumbo plug plant

    Jumbo Plug

    Plug Size: 6cm by 7cm. A fantastic alternative to a 9cm pot and saves on plastic too. The plants in this size are well established and give you a head start. This size is perfect for planting straight into containers and baskets as well as the garden.

    Picture of 9cm pot

    9cm pot

    Pot size: 9cm by 9-10cm. This size hold some well established plants, some of which maybe around 1 year old. We sell most of our ranges in this size and most of the plants sold in this size, are established enough to be planted straight outside.

    Picture of 13cm or 1 litre pot

    13cm or 1 litre pot

    Pot size: 12-13cm by 12-15cm Currently our largest size of plant, with the exception of our planted containers. Many of our House Plants are available in this size, as well as some special collections and varieties.

    • Flowering time and interest

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