MINT - CHOCOLATE
Botanical Name: Mentha X piperita f. citrata
Chocolate Mint is a medium growing mint reaching up to 60cm tall, with a spreading nature up to 60cm. The large ovate leaves are a dark bronze-green, with deep reddish-purple stems. The lilac-purple flowers appear in summer and open from the bottom of the false whorl, progressing to the top of the inflorescence. The aroma and flavour are open to interpretation. Some people describe the taste as like peppermint with chocolate undertones, while others cannot detect the chocolate flavour at all. The parent plant is Peppermint, so this is the main flavour with the chocolate being a novelty. Nibbling the leaves is a sure way to find out whether your palate can detect the subtle difference.
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Aromatic Foliage (#AromaticFoliage)
Tropical, Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate, Arid (Dry)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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All Leaves (Evergreen)
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