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toots
Jun 1, 2012 6:54 AM CST
Does anyone grow peppermint? Shrug!
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jun 3, 2012 8:44 PM CST
I grow it at one of our demonstration beds at the 4H fairgrounds. Did you have questions about it?
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jun 30, 2012 2:10 AM CST
[...don't suppose anyone knows what this mint variety is?]
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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Jun 30, 2012 4:14 PM CST
it looks like peppermint

Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 30, 2012 6:00 PM CST
Have you tasted it and smelled it?
What do you think?
so many of the mints look a like.
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 30, 2012 8:17 PM CST
As Cinda says, I think you need to ID it by the taste and smell.

It could be anything from apple mint to chocolate mint, and still look the same.

Peppermint is nice for garnishing drinks etc. but it's too strong to use in Mojitos. One of the more fruity mints is better for that.
Elaine

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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Jul 1, 2012 4:40 AM CST
Apple mint is vastly different in appearance. It has furry leaves and is a pale green with green stems. Peppermint has purple stems with darker smooth leaves. Spearmint has green stems with crinkled mid green leaves.

Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jul 1, 2012 6:41 PM CST
[...thank you guys, I'll have a smell and see what I think.]
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