| Scotch Spearmint |
| Mentha x gracilis|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-9) |
| (American apple mint; Red mint)
This mint is one of the back bones of the American mint oil industry. It is the source of spearmint oil used mainly to flavour chewing gum. Has characteristic dark red or reddish purple stems and dark green leaves. Excellent sweet scent and flavour. Ht. 30-45cm/12-18”.