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Mystery Mint

Are you as I am 'of a certain age' and did you have Mint in your garden back in the 1960s or earlier? Our patch of Mint was there for years, and provided lots of leaves to add to boiled Potatoes. Eventually it got yellow patches on the leaves, a virus perhaps, but it still grew away year after year. I can't remember what eventually happened to it but, nowadays whenever I go to a garden centre, I sniff at the many types of Mint on display, but none of them seem to be the same. I'm not keen on the Spearmint type, and the memory of the smell of our 1960s Mint has probably become faded and distorted over the years, so it's anyone's guess as to what variety it could have been.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,574
    I think that the furry leaved applemint is the best for mint sauce.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864
    I also use Apple mint to make mint sauce 😋 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,995
    Another vote for Apple mint.. perfect for mixed drinks too!🍹
    Utah, USA.
  • Thank you all for your input. Photos of Apple mint do look familiar as far as my memory goes. I'll have to have another good sniff-around next time I'm at the centre!
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,995
    Do a taste test while you are there. 😉. Unethical.. but forgivable if it's a lower unnoticeable small chunk off a single leaf.. and guilt free if you purchase that particular one.  
    Utah, USA.
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