Mint is a culinary herb for many of us. It is also used medicinally, as when we prepare a nice tea with the leaves. We may not think of this as medicine, but it soothes an upset stomach, calms the nerves, helps us relax… And it is also used in perfumery. Talk about a split personality!
There are probably as many varieties of mint in the world as there are fish in the sea. They crossbreed happily, creating something different in the process.
What I perceive as a slight banana scent, you may miss entirely or call it something else. That can lead to at least three different names for the exact same plant!
Here at Brier Ridge, we currently grow 33 varieties of mint. We use the names provided by the grower when we purchased our stock. Most of our mints are traditional types that have no question as to their birthright. Some rely on your sense of smell for recognition.
Regardless of what you call it or how you name it, Mint is fun to grow. And as I find another variety that looks interesting… well, who knows how many mints we may end up with!
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