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Organic Chocolate Mint

Organic Chocolate Mint

Delightful Chocolate Peppermint Flavor

This rapid-spreading herb has a delightful chocolate peppermint flavor, ideal for enhancing fruit recipes, especially with fresh strawberries or dried for tea. With attractive purple and dark green leaves, Chocolate mint is versatile and fragrant. This plant thrives in poor soil conditions, making it a perfect culinary addition.

Sustainably grown in 2.75" pots

Selecting a Growing Location

When it comes to growing chocolate mint, choosing the right location is key. Chocolate mint thrives in well-draining soil and prefers full to partial sunlight. Ensure your chosen spot receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day. If planting in a container, make sure it has adequate drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

Planting and Spacing

When planting chocolate mint, space the plants about 18 to 24 inches apart to allow for proper airflow and growth. Whether planting in the ground or in containers, ensure the soil is well-prepared with organic matter to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth.

Watering and Fertilizing

Chocolate mint plants require regular watering, especially during hot and dry periods. However, be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Fertilize sparingly with a balanced fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth. Alternatively, amend the soil with compost or organic matter for added nutrients.

Pruning and Maintenance

Regular pruning is essential to keep chocolate mint plants bushy and prevent them from becoming leggy. Pinch off the tips of stems regularly to encourage branching and harvest leaves as needed. Remove any yellowing or dead leaves to maintain plant health and vitality.

Pest and Disease Management

Chocolate mint is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for common issues such as aphids or powdery mildew. If you notice any signs of pest infestation or disease, treat the plants promptly with organic remedies to prevent further damage.

Harvesting

Harvest chocolate mint leaves as needed once the plants are established and producing abundant foliage. Use fresh leaves immediately or dry them for future use in teas, desserts, cocktails, and more. To dry mint leaves, simply hang them in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight until fully dry.

Winter Care

In colder climates, chocolate mint may die back in the winter but will often regrow from the roots in the spring. Provide winter protection by mulching around the base of the plants or bring potted specimens indoors before the first frost.

With its enticing fragrance and versatile culinary applications, chocolate mint is a delightful herb to grow in your garden. By following these simple steps for propagation, planting, and care, you can enjoy a steady supply of fresh chocolate mint leaves throughout the growing season. Whether used in beverages, desserts, or savory dishes, chocolate mint is sure to add a burst of flavor to your culinary creations.

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Description

This rapid-spreading herb has a delightful chocolate peppermint flavor, ideal for enhancing fruit recipes, especially with fresh strawberries or dried for tea. With attractive purple and dark green leaves, Chocolate mint is versatile and fragrant. This plant thrives in poor soil conditions, making it a perfect culinary addition.

Sustainably grown in 2.75" pots

Selecting a Growing Location

When it comes to growing chocolate mint, choosing the right location is key. Chocolate mint thrives in well-draining soil and prefers full to partial sunlight. Ensure your chosen spot receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day. If planting in a container, make sure it has adequate drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

Planting and Spacing

When planting chocolate mint, space the plants about 18 to 24 inches apart to allow for proper airflow and growth. Whether planting in the ground or in containers, ensure the soil is well-prepared with organic matter to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth.

Watering and Fertilizing

Chocolate mint plants require regular watering, especially during hot and dry periods. However, be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Fertilize sparingly with a balanced fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth. Alternatively, amend the soil with compost or organic matter for added nutrients.

Pruning and Maintenance

Regular pruning is essential to keep chocolate mint plants bushy and prevent them from becoming leggy. Pinch off the tips of stems regularly to encourage branching and harvest leaves as needed. Remove any yellowing or dead leaves to maintain plant health and vitality.

Pest and Disease Management

Chocolate mint is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for common issues such as aphids or powdery mildew. If you notice any signs of pest infestation or disease, treat the plants promptly with organic remedies to prevent further damage.

Harvesting

Harvest chocolate mint leaves as needed once the plants are established and producing abundant foliage. Use fresh leaves immediately or dry them for future use in teas, desserts, cocktails, and more. To dry mint leaves, simply hang them in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight until fully dry.

Winter Care

In colder climates, chocolate mint may die back in the winter but will often regrow from the roots in the spring. Provide winter protection by mulching around the base of the plants or bring potted specimens indoors before the first frost.

With its enticing fragrance and versatile culinary applications, chocolate mint is a delightful herb to grow in your garden. By following these simple steps for propagation, planting, and care, you can enjoy a steady supply of fresh chocolate mint leaves throughout the growing season. Whether used in beverages, desserts, or savory dishes, chocolate mint is sure to add a burst of flavor to your culinary creations.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

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

Shipping Weight: 0.5 lb

Dimensions: 6.0"L x 2.75"W x 2.75"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: 5 - 9
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

Soil and Water: Grows best in well drained, loamy soil with a moderate amount of water. 

Planting and Growing: Plant starts in late spring or early summer, once the soil has warmed up to at least 60°F (21°C).  Space plants 2 feet apart. 

Harvesting and Storage: Harvest leaves and flowers as you need. Can be used fresh in salads or dried for teas.

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Guarantee

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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