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Mentha spicata

For sale by Home Farm - Wendy

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Mentha spicata var. crispa.
Culinary Uses. Moroccan Mint is a staple in many kitchens and fulfills many of the common mint uses due to its excellent flavour. It has a clean mint flavour and scent lending itself to many applications, particularly mint sauce. It is particularly good with cucumber, peas carrots, potato salad and yoghurt.

Mentha spicata | Looe, Cornwall , PL13
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.25 litres
£1.50

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Grower Notes

Other common names
Moroccan mint
spearmint 'Moroccan'

Synonyms
Mentha spicata 'Moroccan'
Mentha Moroccan mint

Family
Lamiaceae

Genus
Mentha are aromatic, rhizomatous perennials with opposite, toothed leaves and small tubular flowers in spikes of whorls in summer

Details
'Moroccan' is a perennial spreading by creeping rhizomes. The leaves are bright green and crinkled with a clear, sweet, mint flavour. Tiny white flowers appear on terminal spikes in summer

Plant Finder: about the Mentha genus

Common names

Mint

Description

Mentha genus (Mint). This genus has about 25 species of aromatic perennial, some of which are evergreen and some semi-evergreen. They are grown for their fragrance, and some for their ornamental appeal.

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, and can grow in sunshine or shade, with rich soil with lots of moisture, but well drained.

Interest and use

Grown for their aromatic foliage, which is both decorative and used as a culinary herb.

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  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Leaf ColourGreen blue grey purple

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    I can swap various mint varieties for named varieties of rosemary, thymes and bay. If you have any other herbs I might be interested in... just ask!

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