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Name: 'Spearmint' (Selected Spicata) 3080
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Teaser: Perennial. Also known as candymint. An absolute favourite for mint tea--also used in tall drinks, mint jelly and sauces.
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10,500 seeds/gram.

Sow seed directly outdoors in a sunny site with average soil in mid to late May or again in mid-August through to mid-September. In spring, seed can also be started indoors in a soil-less mix 6-8 weeks before last frost date.

 

Keep temperature at 21 C (70 F) for the 7-14 day germination period, then grow on at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of frost has passed. Sow seed 3 mm (1/8") deep and 1.25 cm (1/2") apart then thin the sprouts to 10 cm (4") apart in the garden. 

 

Grows to 60 cm (2') tall. Plants will vary in their "minty" intensity. Taste test several individual plants raised from seed. When you find one you particularly enjoy, propagate by root division or rooted cuttings. Hardy to Zone 5.

  • Packet $1.89
  • 2g $9.95
  • 5g $28.25
  • 10g $40.35
  • 25g  $72.00

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Product Code 3080
How To Grow 10,500 seeds/gram Sow seed directly outdoors in a sunny site with average soil in mid to late May or again in mid-August through to mid-September. In spring, seed can also be started indoors in a soil-less mix 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Keep temperature at 21 C (70 F) for the 7-14 day germination period, then grow on at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of frost has passed. Sow seed 3 mm (1/8") deep and 1.25 cm (1/2") apart then thin the sprouts to 10 cm (4") apart in the garden.
Blooming Season Begins High Summer
Life Cycle Perennial
Propagation Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring or Late Summer
Light Partial Shade
Growth Habit Creeping
Height Medium %2850 to 70 cm%29%2820%22 to 28%22%29
Frost Tolerance Winter Hardy
Days to Harvest 61
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Introduced Species Now Naturalized
Family Name Lamiaceae
Latin Mentha spicata
 
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