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Cuban Mojito Spearmint (1 Gallon)

Cuban Mojito Spearmint (1 Gallon)

Favorite Among Mixologists and Cocktail Lovers

Mentha x villosa, commonly referred to as Mojito Mint, is a robust perennial herb characterized by its vigorously spreading nature and highly aromatic, hairy leaves. During summer, it adorns itself with delicate spikes of tiny, pale pink flowers. Renowned for its robust flavor, Cuban Mojito Spearmint is an essential component in crafting the iconic Mojito cocktail. Its distinctive taste adds a refreshing zest, enhancing the cocktail's overall allure and making it a beloved choice for mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts alike. 

Selecting the Right Location: 

Cuban Mojito Spearmint thrives in partial to full sun and well-drained soil. Choose a location in your garden that receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day. Ensure the soil is well-drained, as Spearmint prefers moist but not waterlogged conditions. Sandy or loamy soils with good drainage are ideal for Mojito Spearmint cultivation. 

Planting Cuban Mojito Spearmint: 

Plant starts outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures have warmed to at least 50°F (10°C). Space plants 12-18 inches apart to allow for proper air circulation and growth. 

Watering and Care: 

Cuban Mojito Spearmint prefers consistently moist soil, so water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist, especially during dry periods. Avoid overwatering, as waterlogged soil can lead to root rot. Mulch around Mojito Mint plants to help retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth. Organic mulches like straw or compost can also enrich the soil as they decompose. 

Fertilizing Cuban Mojito Spearmint: 

Mojito Mint is a light feeder and does not require heavy fertilization. Incorporate organic compost into the soil before planting to provide essential nutrients. Avoid over-fertilizing Mojito Mint, as excessive nitrogen can lead to lush foliage but reduced essential oil content and flavor. Side-dress with compost or a balanced fertilizer once or twice during the growing season if necessary. 

Pruning and Maintenance: 

Prune Mojito Mint regularly to maintain its shape and encourage bushy growth. Pinch off the tips of stems to promote branching and prevent the plant from becoming leggy. Harvest Mojito Mint leaves regularly to encourage new growth and maintain plant vigor. Remove any yellow or damaged leaves to improve air circulation and reduce the risk of disease. 

Harvesting Cuban Mojito Spearmint: 

Harvest Cuban Mojito Spearmint leaves as needed throughout the growing season. Use sharp scissors or pruning shears to snip off individual stems or leaves. For the best flavor, harvest Mojito Spearmint leaves in the morning after the dew has dried but before the sun's heat causes the essential oils to dissipate. 

Pest and Disease Management: 

Mojito Spearmint is relatively pest and disease-resistant, but it can be susceptible to aphids, spider mites, and fungal diseases in humid conditions. Monitor Mojito Mint plants regularly for signs of pests or diseases, and treat them promptly with organic methods such as insecticidal soap or neem oil if necessary. 

Using Cuban Mojito Spearmint: 

Mojito Mint leaves are prized for their refreshing flavor and aroma, making them a versatile herb in the kitchen. Use fresh Mojito Spearmint leaves to flavor beverages, salads, desserts, and savory dishes. Mojito Spearmint is also a popular ingredient in cocktails, mocktails, and herbal teas. Experiment with different recipes to enjoy the unique flavor of Mojito Spearmint in your favorite beverages and culinary creations. 

Growing Mojito Spearmint is a rewarding and enjoyable experience that offers a multitude of benefits for both the garden and kitchen. By following these guidelines for planting, caring for, and harvesting Mojito Spearmint, you can enjoy the refreshing taste and aromatic fragrance of this unique herb throughout the growing season. Whether used fresh, dried, or infused into beverages, Mojito Spearmint adds a touch of freshness and flavor to any dish or drink and is sure to delight your senses.

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Description

Mentha x villosa, commonly referred to as Mojito Mint, is a robust perennial herb characterized by its vigorously spreading nature and highly aromatic, hairy leaves. During summer, it adorns itself with delicate spikes of tiny, pale pink flowers. Renowned for its robust flavor, Cuban Mojito Spearmint is an essential component in crafting the iconic Mojito cocktail. Its distinctive taste adds a refreshing zest, enhancing the cocktail's overall allure and making it a beloved choice for mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts alike. 

Selecting the Right Location: 

Cuban Mojito Spearmint thrives in partial to full sun and well-drained soil. Choose a location in your garden that receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day. Ensure the soil is well-drained, as Spearmint prefers moist but not waterlogged conditions. Sandy or loamy soils with good drainage are ideal for Mojito Spearmint cultivation. 

Planting Cuban Mojito Spearmint: 

Plant starts outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures have warmed to at least 50°F (10°C). Space plants 12-18 inches apart to allow for proper air circulation and growth. 

Watering and Care: 

Cuban Mojito Spearmint prefers consistently moist soil, so water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist, especially during dry periods. Avoid overwatering, as waterlogged soil can lead to root rot. Mulch around Mojito Mint plants to help retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth. Organic mulches like straw or compost can also enrich the soil as they decompose. 

Fertilizing Cuban Mojito Spearmint: 

Mojito Mint is a light feeder and does not require heavy fertilization. Incorporate organic compost into the soil before planting to provide essential nutrients. Avoid over-fertilizing Mojito Mint, as excessive nitrogen can lead to lush foliage but reduced essential oil content and flavor. Side-dress with compost or a balanced fertilizer once or twice during the growing season if necessary. 

Pruning and Maintenance: 

Prune Mojito Mint regularly to maintain its shape and encourage bushy growth. Pinch off the tips of stems to promote branching and prevent the plant from becoming leggy. Harvest Mojito Mint leaves regularly to encourage new growth and maintain plant vigor. Remove any yellow or damaged leaves to improve air circulation and reduce the risk of disease. 

Harvesting Cuban Mojito Spearmint: 

Harvest Cuban Mojito Spearmint leaves as needed throughout the growing season. Use sharp scissors or pruning shears to snip off individual stems or leaves. For the best flavor, harvest Mojito Spearmint leaves in the morning after the dew has dried but before the sun's heat causes the essential oils to dissipate. 

Pest and Disease Management: 

Mojito Spearmint is relatively pest and disease-resistant, but it can be susceptible to aphids, spider mites, and fungal diseases in humid conditions. Monitor Mojito Mint plants regularly for signs of pests or diseases, and treat them promptly with organic methods such as insecticidal soap or neem oil if necessary. 

Using Cuban Mojito Spearmint: 

Mojito Mint leaves are prized for their refreshing flavor and aroma, making them a versatile herb in the kitchen. Use fresh Mojito Spearmint leaves to flavor beverages, salads, desserts, and savory dishes. Mojito Spearmint is also a popular ingredient in cocktails, mocktails, and herbal teas. Experiment with different recipes to enjoy the unique flavor of Mojito Spearmint in your favorite beverages and culinary creations. 

Growing Mojito Spearmint is a rewarding and enjoyable experience that offers a multitude of benefits for both the garden and kitchen. By following these guidelines for planting, caring for, and harvesting Mojito Spearmint, you can enjoy the refreshing taste and aromatic fragrance of this unique herb throughout the growing season. Whether used fresh, dried, or infused into beverages, Mojito Spearmint adds a touch of freshness and flavor to any dish or drink and is sure to delight your senses.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU

Shipping Weight: 4.0 lb

Dimensions: 6.0"L x 6.0"W x 23.0"H

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Drying
  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Plant Spreads
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 10
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Low Growing
Life Cycle : Perennial
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Attracts Birds
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Plant Usage : Ornamental
Planting Time : Spring
Soil pH : 6.0 - 7.0
Sun Requirements : Partial Sun
Useful Plant Part : Leaves

Planting & Care

Planting: Grow only in containers because mint spreads rampantly by underground runners, quickly becoming a nuisance in the garden. Plant stats 6 - 8" apart in pots at least 16" across and 12" deep.

Growing: Mint is long-lived and gets over-crowded easily. Divide plants into 4 quarters every spring, replanting one quarter of the original clump into a pot of fresh soil mix. Replant extra clumps in new pots or give away.

Harvest & Use: Harvest frequently to encourage new growth. Snip sprigs of leaves in the morning when the aromatic oils are strongest. Use in drinks and sprinkle chopped mint over green and fresh fruit salads. Air dry by hanging branches in a warm, well-ventilated area, then package airtight.

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We guarantee the perishable items we sell to be in good, viable condition when we sell them. Perishable items include, but are not limited to, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, seed potatoes, onion sets & transplants, potted or bare root trees, vegetable crowns, etc. If your perishable item arrives in substandard condition, take photographs and please contact us within 3 days of the purchase date (or delivery date) and we will provide you with a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs), or a replacement. Accordingly, we urge you to open any boxes marked as ""Perishable"" immediately upon receiving them and inspect the shipment thoroughly (do not crack open heads of garlic, we do not accept claims on cracked garlic). Because some perishable items can deteriorate very quickly, we cannot accept any claims beyond the 3-day time frame as it becomes too difficult to determine if these items were delivered in substandard condition, or if they turned into such substandard condition because of having been improperly cared for or stored once delivered.

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