Recommended with Costa Rican / Jamaican Mint Tree
- Product Description
- Planting & Care
- Shipping Info
Minty yet Savory
While this mint goes by many names (Serpentine savory, Costa Rican mint, Jamaican Mint tree, Kama Sutra Mint tree, Jamaican peppermintâ€¦yikes!), it is known for the minty savory flavor it gives to foods. Use the leaves either fresh or dried in soups, salads, stuffings, sauces or as a tea. The Costa Rican / Jamaican Mint grows as a shrub or small tree (5-10ft) and has Â¼ â€“ Â½ inch oval, glossy, lime green leaves with a strong peppermint scent. Itâ€™s an aggressive grower, so it wonâ€™t take over your garden and the flowers in summer will attract butterflies. The plant is tender and will not survive a freeze but it does well as a houseplant with lots of sun. Zones 9-11.
Fruitscaping with Herbs & Veggies
Every good kitchen garden needs to have an herb section. A walk through a garden planted with herbs is truly a sensual experience. Their beautifully textured leaves invite you to stop and touch them, and then reward you with a delightful array of heavenly scents. Herbs can serve many functions in the edible landscape, creepers like oregano, mints and thyme make great ground cover. Low growers like sage, chives and perennial onions are good for edging flower beds and will help in insect control. Taller evergreens like rosemary are wonderful used as low hedges or for planting around the foundation of houses. Herbs also lend themselves well to being grown in containers. Tuck a few pots close to the kitchen so theyâ€™ll be handy when you need them.
Growing your own herbs is well worth the effort. The quality and flavor of fresh picked herbs is so much better than the dried products you find in the grocery store. Our climate makes it possible to grow a very wide range of herbs. The hot humid summer are perfect for herbs like basil, Thai ginger and tea camellias. Try the more Mediterranean herbs like lavender, Â sage and Thyme in the winter time, they love the cool and are less apt to succumb to fungus.
We do not currently have a growing guide for Herbs and Veggies.Â We are working on this and will add it in the near future.Â Contact us if you have questions on how to plant and nurture your plants, and we will be glad to have one of our gardeners assist you.
Weâ€™re so sorryâ€¦Â but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants outside of the United States, or to the states ofÂ California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also,Â citrus trees cannot be shipped outside of the state of Florida.
Here are some important things to know about your shipments
Unpacking Your Plants Guide:Â Â Prior to receiving our plants, please click this link to read our Unpacking Your Plants GuideÂ to get to know the steps to keeping your plant healthy after receiving it.
We do NOT ship bare root: Â Our trees are shipped in the same exact containers they are grown in, for the most healthy transition. The plants are watered well before they are packed and wrapped in a shipping bag to ensure they stay moist during transit.Â It’s as if you came and picked them up right from our nursery yourself!
Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.
Weather Watching:Â Â We now ship all year round! However, we do watch for extreme weather. If there is extremely cold or hot weather expected around your shipment date and on your path of shipment, we will contact you and notify you that we plan to hold the shipment for the next possible shipping date with better conditions. If you ask us to still ship it, through the conditions, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to the plant & UPS will not refund any claims. We love our plants, and do not want to see them die, so we would rather wait until itâ€™s the right time to ship it, than risk losing a plant in transit.