Orange Mint

$ 4.00 

Orange Mint
Mentha Piperita Citrata

days to maturity:
plant spacing: 2 plant per square foot
sunlight requirement: 6 - 14 hours
look out for: snails and slugs
harvest notes: cut 2"-4" inch branches from plant

Orange mint Is a mint hybrid known for its strong, pleasant citrus flavor and aroma. It’s prized for its culinary uses both for cooking and beverages. The flavor of Orange mint works best in fresh preparations. Use chopped in fruit or grain salads. Add minced leaves to dressings, vinegars, jellies and sauces. Its flavor is excellent in cream, fruit and chocolate based dessert preparations such as ice cream, crème brule and tarts. Orange mint can be used as a flavor infuser for teas, cocktails and lemonade. Whole leaves may also be used as a garnish for sweet desserts and certain savory dishes. Orange mint is believed to be one of the secret ingredients in true Chartreuse liquor, an herbal French liquor made up of 130 secret herbs, plants and flowers produced by Carthusian Monks since 1737. Mint is forgiving in the garden and can tolerate part sun or full shade and likes to remain most. Be careful when planting mint in your raised bed as it will take over via its aggressive root runners. We recommend keeping your mint in a large pot (much bigger than the one we sell the seedling in!)