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Mentha piperita – Peppermint seeds

Scientific Name (Species, Family): Mentha piperita, Lamiaceae Common name(s): Peppermint Type of reproductive material: Seed Weight of 100 seeds: 0.008 g / 0.00028 oz Plant life cycle: Perennial Plant Part […]

Peppermint Plant Info and Uses

Q&As Peppermint

Can I grow peppermint from seed? No, peppermint is a hybrid. The plant produces very few sterile seeds. Thus, you cannot grow true peppermint from seed. However, you can grow […]

Peppermint Plant Info and Uses

Peppermint Pests & Diseases

Verticillium wilt. It is a soil borne fungal disease that enters the peppermint plant through the root system and can finally kill it. Unfortunately, the pathogen can live in the […]

Peppermint Plant Info and Uses

Peppermint Plant Material and Essential Oil Yield

Peppermint Essential Oil Yield The average fresh plant material yield of peppermint is 15-20 tons per hectare, or 7 tons (15.400 lbs.) per acre. The average essential oil yield of […]

Peppermint Plant Info and Uses

Peppermint Harvest

Peppermint Harvesting – When and how to harvest peppermint   Harvest can generally take place from late spring until early autumn. If you grow peppermint for essential oil, knowing when […]

Peppermint Plant Info and Uses

Peppermint Weed Control

Peppermint Weed Management   Unfortunately, peppermint plants often suffer from weeds, which compete with plants in terms of space, access to sunlight, water and nutrients. The presence of weeds will […]

Peppermint Plant Info and Uses

Peppermint Plant Fertilizer Requirements

How to fertilize Peppermint Plants   Peppermint is a very demanding crop in terms of nutrients. The plant needs high rates of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium in order to produce […]

Peppermint Plant Info and Uses

Peppermint Water Requirements

How to irrigate peppermint   Peppermint plant needs a lot of water and cannot be grown commercially in non-irrigated farms with annual precipitation less than 1100 mm. Nearly all commercial […]

Peppermint Plant Info and Uses

Peppermint Planting Distances and Number of Plants per Acre

Peppermint is a sterile hybrid and cannot be grown from seeds. It is propagated through cuttings, rootstocks or rhizomes. We generally get rhizomes, cuttings or rootstocks from older plantations (1 […]

Peppermint Plant Info and Uses

Peppermint Growing Conditions

Peppermint Climate Requirements Peppermint can grow well from the cold of Canada to the mild climate of the Mediterranean countries. It is a resilient plant that has the ability to […]