Aromatics

Pineapple mint: nicely variegated


Growing and cultivating pineapple mint is quite possible and even recommended for anyone who likes to flavor dishes!

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Mentha rotundifolia ‘Pineapple’
Family : Lamiaceae
Type : Aromatic plant

Height : 20 to 60 cm
Exposure : Sunny, partial shade
Ground : Lightweight, well drained

Harvest : May to October

Forget about buying mint, which only lasts a few days, and opt for picking when you need it. Here is a strain you should like, pineapple mint!

Planting pineapple mint:

Planting pineapple mint outdoors:

If you buy your variegated pineapple mint directly in a pot, plant it in the ground from April.

You can also leave it in its original pot for a while for use indoors or on a balcony.
But the ideal for growing in pots isrepotting immediately after purchase in a larger pot

Plant pineapple mint indoors:

This plant is indeed perfectly suited for a indoor cultivation or on a balcony, in a pot or in a planter.

Take care of thewater regularly so that the soil does not dry out.

  • Read also : Cultivation and maintenance of mint

Picking and harvesting pineapple mint:

You can pluck the pineapple mint leaves throughout the spring and summer according to your needs.

Preferably choose the most important sheets by severing the entire stem to promote the emergence of new shoots.

  • It is best to harvest in the morning before the sun comes to alter the aromatic quality of the leaves.

Growing pineapple mint in a pot:

It is quite possible to cultivate your pineapple mint inside your home, on a balcony or terrace. The strong odorous power additionally offers the advantage of pleasant odor on a patio or inside your home.

  • What is the best period?

There really isn't a better time to grow your pineapple mint indoors.

You can even do it throughout the yearincluding winter.
We generally prefer to use it in summer dishes.

Its cultivation will therefore most often be ’April to September-October outdoors or indoors.

Choose a bright place and without direct sun, the edge of a window for example.

  • Water as soon as the soil is dry.
  • Fertilize the soil for better production.

To know about pineapple mint:

The pineapple mint is nicely variegated and complements most dishes, fruit salads and sauces.

Her culture is relatively easy as long as certain rules are respected.

  • Location sunny or partially shaded but never hot
  • Always wet ground
  • Fertilization from May to August.

It exists 25 species mint. Remember that most of them are quite intrusive and that one pot culture or in a planter prevents them from invading the entire garden.

Smart tip about pineapple mint:

Pineapple mint is difficult to freeze and tends to darken. Prefer a fresh or dried use knowing that the fresh mint will always be more fragrant.

Read also on aromatic plants:

  • All aromatic plants: advice, cultivation, maintenance
  • Read also : Cultivation and maintenance of mint

Video: how to make Pineapple mint juice. (October 2020).