How to grow Apple Mint

Apple mint growing herbaceous‎ of the genus Mentha also known as Mentha suaveolens, Apple mint perennial evergreen plant also used as fragrant ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11

Apple mint leaves

Leaves edible color green, in some cultivars can be green with white in the edges, the leaf shape is elliptic in the size 2-4 cm

Flower color white grow on the stem in inflorescence

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Requirements for Apple mint growing and care:

Moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No but easy to do

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Every stems that start to bloom prune, old branch

Size of the plant?
30-80 cm, 12-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White small flowers grow on the of the stem in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning the blossom

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
In warm weather all year, in cold weather spring, summer if it’s not too cold autumn / Winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Cut with the stem few centimeter from the ground or the divided of the stem

Information about leaves:
Green leaves, in some cultivars can be green with white in the edges, the leaf shape is elliptic in the size 2-4 cm

Uses of Apple mint leaves:
Beverage, salad

Scientific name:

Mentha suaveolens

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone