Common Peppermint Seeds

£3.00
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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.  

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.