Pot Size : 1L
Chocolate Mint is one of twenty-five species that occurs throughout the Mentha Genus mint family, with origins in Europe, Africa and Asia. Given its subtle taste of cocoa and vanilla, chocolate mint is usually used with sweet dishes.
This herb is favourable for a variety of hot and cold drinks, cocktails, desserts or used as garnish. For best results, grow this herb in full sun water regularly and then fertilise occasionally. You can grow the herb inside during the fall, but be sure to have a well-drained pot so that the soil maintains moisture and avoids becoming soggy.
ENJOY: Use Chocolate Mint plant leaves in desserts (try with strawberries!) and teas.
GROW: Full sun or partial shade. Moisture retentive soil. Fully hardy. Dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring. Can be invasive - good for containers.
Height: 0.1 – 0.5 metres
Spread: 0.1 – 0.5 metres
What are the differences in Mint varieties?
Visually, some varieties of Season mint look very similar to each other. However, they have been expertly grown to provide a unique taste and aroma for your kitchen garden. Find out more about each variety:
Smaller than other varieties, the Chocolate Mind plant grows out rather than up with slightly darker leaves. It gets its name due to its distinctive chocolate flavour, which is sometimes described as having notes of orange too.
You can spot Apple Mint from its rounder leaves and slightly sweeter, less overpowering mint taste. This type doesn’t grow well in full sun or wind, so it is good for growing indoors or in a sheltered spot in the garden.
Mint grows very fast (even in partially shady areas) and is a favourite garden herb across Britain. Pop into a large pot with good drainage, and you will be treated to a plentiful crop that can be used for making ice cubes, as a garnish in drinks or as a salad ingredient.
Known for its fresh peppermint flavour, this herb will fill your home or garden with an aroma that can ward off unwanted pests. The leaves have a slightly pointed shape and can be added to sweet teas or refreshing drinks.
With more jagged edges, this compact Mint has a much sweeter taste and can be used as a sugar replacement for food and drink. Great for use in sweetening teas.
Soil: Moist, Well Drained
Light Conditions: Partially shaded
Frost Tolerance: Frost tolerant to -10