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Candy Mint is a very rare variety!  We feel it has the true, ideal flavor of “candy mint”.  Does not have the after-bite of many mint varieties but holds the true “sweet” flavor through and through.  VERY aromatic.  Plant near walkways/ picnic areas, water spickets, as the fragrance is most refreshing.  * Is an excellent, more refined culinary variety!!  Can crush raw over ice-cream, the flavor is so perfect. Also tied best (with Blue Balsam mint) for relieving indigestion. * TIP When added to sugarless applebutter – you can’t tell it doesn’t have sugar!  You don’t taste the peppermint but there is completed fullness.


(Mentha x piperata var. ‘Candy mint’)

USE and STORAGE:


The more you harvest, the more it will bush out and produce!

USES: Medicinal, Tea, Candy, Deserts, Sugarless Jelly, Meat Seasoning


Candy Mint may be used

1. Immediately after harvest,

2. Mint may be frozen for winter months (for use in cooked dishes)

3. Candy Mint keeps very well when dried for multi-purposes later


GARDENING CARE:


EASY:  YES!!! (very hardy perennial)


LIGHT:  Partial sun – full sun.  Can be grown indoors in well lit window.


SOIL:  Moderate - Rich


WATER:  Moist (mulching help retain moisture)


GROUND PLANING:  Yes


POTTED:  Yes


HEIGHT:  24’’


COMPANION PLANTING:  strawberries, broccoli, kale, cabbage,


NOTE: Do NOT plant mint near parsley or chamomile


Is reported to repel: certain aphids and ants, cabbage fly, cabbage looper, and flea beetles.



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