Species

Description Synonyms - pineapple mint, woolly mint or round-leafed mint.
Perennial plant with wide-spreading rhizomes.
Ranges through southern and western Europe and the western Mediterranean region.
Paternal parent of spearmint (Mentha spicata) (maternal parent of spearmint is horsemint (Mentha suaveolens)) and "grandparent" to peppermint (Mentha x piperita) (peppermint is a sterile... [more]

Description 

  • Perennial plant with wide-spreading rhizomes.          
  • Native to much of Europe and Asia (Middle East, Himalayas, China etc.), and naturalized in parts of northern and western Africa, North and South America, as well as various oceanic islands.
  • For commercial production, long midsummer days, full sun, and significant day/night temperature fluctuations are desirable.
  • Major growing regions are the United States (Pacific Northwest, Midwest) and India.
  • Along with watermint, one of the parents of peppermint.
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Description

  • Perennial plant with wide-spreading rhizomes.
  • Sterile hybrid from cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata).
  • Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East. Now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world.
  • For commercial production, long midsummer days, full sun, and significant day/night temperature fluctuations are desirable (typically north of the 40th parallel).[more]

Description Perennial plant with wide-spreading rhizomes.  
Native to Europe, Asia (western/central), and Africa (northern/southern, but not tropical).
Exists as many diverse chemotypes, some of which have a peppermint-like aroma, but none are grown commercially.
Maternal parent of spearmint (Mentha spicata) (paternal parent of spearmint is applemint (Mentha suaveolens)) and "grandparent" to peppermint (Mentha x piperita) (peppermint is a sterile hybrid generated from a cross of spearmint and watermint.
Genetics 2n=2x=24 (diploid).
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Description    Also referred to as पुदीना (Hindi) or wild mint.
        Perennial plant with wide-spreading rhizomes.  
        Cirumboreal distribution (temperate regions of Europe and western and central Asia, east to the Himalaya and eastern Siberia, and North America).
For commercial production, mean temperatures around 20-40°C during the major part of the growing period and rainfall between 100 and 110 cm are ideal (also desirable are light showers at planting, and ample sunshine at harvest). Major growing... [more]

Description: Perennial plant with wide-spreading rhizomes.
Native to much of Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia.
Prefers moist or wet soild, and can grow in water (partially submerged).
Not cultivated on commercial scale.
Along with spearmint, one of the parents of peppermint.

Genetics: 2n=8x=96 (octoploid).

Oil characteristics: High:  (+)-menthofuran.
Medium:  1,8-cineole, beta-caryophyllene.
Low:  gamma-cadinene, viridiflorol, (-)-limonene.

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