(Mentha arvensis piperascens ‘Banana’)
A common plant with a candy banana flavour. The mint has a strong banana taste making it a great tea herb for desserts and sauces.
Partners well with other mints, scented geraniums, fruity sages and lemon thyme for teas and sweet dishes.
Finely chop leaves and use them in sauces and drizzles for desserts, steep whole leaves with Stevia leaves in boiling water to create a fruity and sweet tea. Mix with Stevia, Lime Verbena and cream to make a great topping for fruit salad.
Mints require open soil with summer moisture. Given these conditions they can run away so should be planted where this is desired or in large pots.
Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best. Cut back annually to keep under control.
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