Sweet Mint
Use mint as a garnish and palate cleanser.

Sweet Mint

  • Type: Perennial in zones 5 to 11
  • Planting time: Spring
  • Features: Aromatic leaves
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: Moist
  • Spacing: 24 inches
  • Plant size: 1 to 2 feet tall and wide
  • Garden use: Herb garden, containers
  • Culinary use: Teas and other beverages, salads, garnish, jelly, desserts

Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow. This one has extra large leaves that most cooks really like for chopping into sauces and drinks. Our sweet mint is grown from cuttings of a variety that comes to us from Israel, where mint is used in many dishes, from lamb to yogurt sauce. We think you’ll like the rich spearmint flavor of this variety. This plant can go a little crazy, though, so be careful or it can spread farther than you might like. For this reason many people grow it in a pot. The long stems can even be trained on a little wire trellis, especially in spots where a a bit of shade causes it to stretch. Keep pinched to encourage tender new leaves.

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Sweet Mint is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for cocktails This is a spearmint, not a peppermint. It does not have that medicinal menthol taste so some folks are complaining about lack of flavor. However, menthol and alcohol taste HORRIBLE together! Use a spearmint like this for mojitos, mint juleps, etc. and use peppermint for candy and digestion teas.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very weak mint smell and taste This variety grows very easily and looks nice, but when it comes to actual use in food or beverages, it is practically without any merit besides as a garnish. The smell and taste is pleasant on its own if eaten raw, but because the potency of its menthol is so weak (about 10% of the spearmint variety) the amount of leaves that would have to be used in order to provide any district mint flavor in a dish makes me unable to utilize this plant in almost all recipes calling for "mint". I would liken this plant to "minty lettuce".
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Is this the mint used in mojitos? I asked a Cuban bartender recently, he said what he uses is called "mojito mint" (it's not spearmint, which is what you find at Home Depot). And of course you can buy quasi-fresh mint in grocery stores (its leaves look a lot like these). So I suspect this is the mint used by most bartenders for mojitos, which is the kind I want to grow (for the obvious reason). So can anyone tell me- is this "mojito mint"?
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mint! I purchased this mint last year and it's still going strong now in two different pots. It has a really nice sweet mint flavor that is great to use for tea, smoothies, fruit garnish, chopped in salads, and I've even used it as a green in soups. The large, crinkly, leaves make it easy to chop. My original plant sent out shoots that took root in another pot, so now I have two. I'm pretty sure it could take over an entire garden if allowed to do so. A medium to large pot works nicely. The leaves died off in the winter, but it all regrew in the spring.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the most wonderfully fragrant mint I have ever smelled out of the dozens of curiously scented mints I've come across over the years. I can see why it's called "sweet mint" too - it has a very lovely, really 'mint' scent, with a faintly sweet, honey-like floral note attached to it. I also love the broader shaped leaves that seem to stay consistent along the entire stem. It really has the best of all the features one would expect and enjoy from a perennial herb such as mint.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this mint: I am a mint lover, who just loves it for it’s own sake. I have over 19 mint varieties. I made the plant I have now from a cutting from a neighbor’s plant. It has spread, and spread, and spread. It has filled up a 24” long rectangular pot from just a small plant early this spring. This is mint, mint. Meaning it has a strong mint flavor, beautiful bright green leaves that are textured crinkly. It loves to reproduce, loves to spread, and loves to be cut back and used, it will make it bigger.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I planted 3 different mint varieties in my garden. They took off. Love the look and smell. They taste wonderful. I'll be needing to get a trellis soon. But before then I'm Hoping to find more uses for my mints. Absolutely love them!
Date published: 2015-05-20
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