Apple Mint has rounded leaves that are wrinkled and when crushed releases a pleasing apple scent. In the late summer small lilac or white flowers will appear.
Mint leaves can be harvested throughout the growing season. It is recommended that you use scissors to clip from the top of the plant. This will promote more leaf production lower on the plant. Mint leaves can be dried in a single layer on a tray or screen turning a couple of times the first day. Be sure they do not overlap. The leaves need to be completely dry before you put them in an airtight container. If moisture shows up in the container, lay the leaves out on a paper towel to dry more. You can also freeze them whole.
Spacing: Plant 12″ to 15″ apart.
Height: Grows 18″ to 24″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Mint Apple attracts butterflies and bees and has many uses as fragrance or flavoring.
Tips: Can be invasive so you may want to plant in containers.
Uses: Culinary Herb, Garden Bed, Containers