Mint – Variegated Pineapple
Mentha suaveolens 'varigata'

Zone: 4-10
Height: 15-18"

General: Upright mound of wonderful variegated, light green leaves with white margins and pineapple aroma. Pineapple mint will grow in almost any soil type. Like most mints it's nice added in your hot or iced teas. It'd also make a very attractive garnish.

Culinary Uses: Pineapple mint is most often used in fresh applications as its delicate aromas are lost when cooked. Use the tender young leaf tops as a garnish for desserts or main dishes in Caribbean and Polynesian cooking. Use the larger more coarse leaves to infuse oils and syrups or steeped in aromatic tea. Pineapple mint may be substituted for mint in cocktails and frozen dessert applications.

Medicinal Uses: Pineapple mint, like many of the other mint varieties, is rich in essential oils that have antiseptic properties.

Ornamental Uses: This mint has a fresh and fruity aroma that lends itself to culinary applications. The leaves are furrier in texture than regular mint and their green and creamy white variegation looks very pretty in the garden. Looks very nice in mixed pots. A subspecies of apple mint.

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