Crop: Mint

Crop Detail

Mints belong to the genus Mentha and comprise approximately 20 species in the plant family Lamiaceae and are grown for their leaves which are widely used as a flavoring. Mint plants are mainly aromatic perennials and they possess erect, branching stems and oblong to ovate or lanceolate leaves arranged in opposing pairs on the stems. The leaves are often covered in tiny hairs and have a serrated margin. Mint plants produce a terminal flower spike and the flowers can be white or purple in color depending on variety. Mint plants are fast growing and can become very invasive. They can reach heights of 60-90 cm and will continue to grow for many years once established. Mint may also be referred to by species and these include, but are not limited to peppermint, spearmint, water mint and Japanese mint.

Major/Minor Minor
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Vegetables
Crop Climate Title Sub Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops



Pre-emergent Post-emergent General weeds

Fungal Diseases

Mint rust

Sucking Pests

Aphids Cutworms Thrips Spider mites

Mint Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
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