21st November 2019

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How many different types of mint are there?

There are more than 600 varieties of mint, each having a range of flavor. Some are quite similar and can be used interchangeable in cooking. Many have distinguishing flavors such as: Spearmint, pineapple, orange, chocolate, lavender, calamint, grapefruit, basil, ginger, pennyroyal, licorice, and more.

How much sun do mints need?

Most will tolerate some shade, and the variegated types may require some protection from direct sun. For growing outdoors, plant one or two purchased plants (or one or two cuttings from a friend) about 2 feet apart in moist soil. One or two plants will easily cover the ground. Mint should grow to be 1 or 2 feet tall.

What are the varieties of mint?

Listed below are some of the more commonly grown varieties of mint for the garden:
  • Peppermint.
  • Spearmint.
  • Pineapple mint.
  • Apple mint (Woolly mint)
  • Pennyroyal.
  • Ginger mint.
  • Horsemint.
  • Red Raripila mint.
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