Organic Mint Lime, also known as Mentha x piperita f. Citrata 'Lime', is a cultivar of Peppermint, a hybrid of Mentha x aquatica and Mentha x spicata. This perennial herb is native to Europe and the middle east. Mint Lime offers a citrus flavor similar to Organic Mint Orange, and a lime scent. It has a rounded, trellising habit that reaches 12" tall and spreads via rhizomes. Mint Lime is hardy in zones 4-9, blooming with purple flowers in summer. It flourishes in full sun to part shade with plenty of water. Lime Mint excels in containers and herb gardens. Mint Lime brings unrivaled flavor to sauces for lamb, soups, salads, vegetable dishes, desserts, and fruit. The wide variety of culinary applications make it unparalleled in the herb garden. Cultivate a well-rounded selection of mint by planting Organic Mint Spicata and Organic Mint X Piperita Upright alongside Chocolate.
This Variety Also Available as Non-Organic
Mint Lime Selling Tips
Sell Mint Lime to customers looking to add a unique flavor to their herb garden. Organic Lime Mint offers extensive culinary benefits, requiring nothing more than regular water. It grows well in full sun and partial shade with a rounded trellising habit. Perennial in zones 5-9, Mint Lime's purple flowers bloom from June to August. It flourishes in the herb garden or patio containers for easy culinary access. Delight the senses with a refreshing lime aroma suitable for a wide variety of culinary applications. Use in lamb sauce, soup, salad, vegetables, dessert, and fruit.
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1. Plant mint in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.
2. If you choose to plant mint in the garden or landscape, prevent it from spreading by planting it in a container first and then burying the container. Mint spreads aggressively underground via rhizomes.
3. Mint foliage offers the best fragrance and flavor prior to the plant blooming. Dry or freeze leaves to preserve them for later use.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Mint Lime, use well-drained soil with a constant feed program of 150-200 ppm N on well-rooted plants and a pH of 5.8-6.2. We recommend an additional iron supplement to deepen the foliage color. Pinch once 5-10 days after transplant. You may see whiteflies, aphids, and mealybugs.
Purple flowers bloom from June-August.
Pinch once, 5-10 days after transplanting.
Space 4-inch, 6-inch, and gallon pots as needed to allow airflow and penetration of light between plants. Mint Lime can grow to a 12" spread. We do not recommend planting rooted plugs in 1801 or other traditional market trays as they tend to get leggy and can develop fungus when they have insufficient space.
We do not recommend using chemical growth regulators on herbs or organic plants.
You may see whiteflies, aphids, and mealybugs.
Mint Lime isn't prone to disease. Don't oversaturate the soil. If the plant sits in moist soil at length, you could end up with root rot or botrytis. Botrytis grey rot tends to occur in wet or humid conditions. Take these steps to prevent botrytis: water in the morning and allow the plant to dry out between waterings; provide good airflow in your greenhouse; space plants so the sun can penetrate to the soil level. To best fight root rot in herbs, use an organic or garden-safe fungicide, like Neem Oil.
Planting Mint Lime Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch, 6-inch, or gallon container. Use well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center of the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Organic Herbs Mint Lime Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6-8 Weeks|
|Light||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 4-9|