Part of our James Wong Collection
The perfect herb for those who hate coriander and used in exactly the same way. Leaves have a zesty citrus, cooling peppermint and fruity pineapple flavour. The soft, lacy leaves of this Andean relative of the marigold have a bright, fresh, intensely aromatic fragrance. Incredibly easy to grow. Harvest June-late September. Height 100-150cm (39-59"); spread 70-80cm (27-31").
- The perfect herb for those who aren’t keen on coriander!
- Leaves have a zesty citrus, cooling peppermint and fruity pineapple flavour
- The leaves have an intensely aromatic fragrance
- Incredibly easy to grow
Peruvian Black Mint is perfect if you don't like the taste of coriander, and it can be used in the same way. Tasting like zesty citrus, cooling peppermint and fruity pineapple. Dishes such as homemade condiments, stews, soups and summer salads can be brought to life with its punchy and fresh, clean taste. Also, when these very aromatic leaves are ground into a paste they can be used to flavour many Peruvian and Western dishes.
Hardiness:10 to 6 degrees
Resistance to Disease:True
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
Half Hardy Annual:True
Sow indoors February-April on the surface of good quality compost and cover lightly with compost. Keep on a warm windowsill or propagator at 18-21º. Do not exclude light as it is needed for the seeds to germinate. Germination 7-14 days. Acclimatise to outside conditions and transplant out after the last frost with 25cm between plants. Alternatively, can be sown directly from May at 25cm spacings. Keep plants moist.
Ideal for beds and borders, raised beds. Attractive to bees. Prefers full sun. Keep harvesting throughout the season for a constant supply of young leaves. Plants like moist, but free draining soil.
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