Mint- Hung Cay Mint, "Vietnamese Mint"

Mint- Hung Cay Mint, "Vietnamese Mint"

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Mint- Hung Cay Mint, "Vietnamese Mint"

Mentha x gracilis 

Description:

     Hung Cay (Mentha x gracilis) is a unique and aromatic mint variety widely grown in Vietnam. Sometimes referred to as Vietnamese Mint, this captivating herb is not to be confused with Persicaria odorata, which has a coriander-like taste. With the name "Hung Cay" translating to "spicy mint," Mentha x gracilis offers a piquant and refreshing flavor. Hung Cay, "Vietnamese Mint" , promises to be an enchanting addition to your garden, delighting your senses with its authentic taste and aroma.

     Adopted and cherished in Vietnam, Hung Cay (Mentha x gracilis) has become a treasured part of the country's culinary and medicinal practices. Its distinct spicy flavor has earned it a special place in Vietnamese cuisine, adding a refreshing and aromatic touch to a wide range of dishes.

Uses:

  1. Culinary Adventures – with its spicy undertones, it is a versatile addition to numerous dishes. Enhance the flavors of soups, salads, wraps, and grilled dishes, or incorporate it into traditional Vietnamese recipes for a delightful twist.

  2. Aromatic Wonders – The invigorating scent of Hung Cay (Mentha x gracilis) makes it an excellent choice for crafting fragrant bouquets, potpourris, or natural air fresheners. Its aroma provides a soothing and energizing atmosphere that promotes relaxation and stress relief.

  3. Medicinal Benefits – The essential oils found in Mentha x gracilis are used for numerous health benefits, including antispasmodic, carminative, and mild analgesic properties. Claims are you can use it to alleviate digestive discomfort, headaches, and muscle pain or to enhance mental alertness and focus.

  4. Pest Control – Planting Hung Cay (Mentha x gracilis) in your garden not only adds beauty and fragrance but may also serves as a natural pest deterrent. Its strong scent helps to repel insects making it a great companion plant.

Caution: Mint spreads and divides easily from thick roots, and may persist in a planting area.

Days to germination

 propagate through cuttings

Days to maturity

70-80  days

Life cycle

Perennial Herb

Plant time

Spring or Summer

Spacing

18-24 inches

Sun

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil temperature

55-70 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.0-7.0

Height

6-18  inches

Harvest

Any time

Our aim is to fulfill your order as quickly as possible. While most orders are processed within 7 days, we understand that sometimes it may take longer. Please note that expedited shipping options like Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air only affect the transit time once your order leaves our facility, not the preparation time.

Pickup Orders
Pickup orders are typically ready within 2-4 days. If you require it sooner, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. For bagged soil pickup orders, please refer to the details below. Once your pickup order is ready, we will contact you (usually by text) to schedule a 2-hour pickup appointment window. Pickup times are available 7 days a week, between 7 am and 9 pm. Your order will be placed under the brown tent in front of our location at 7409 N Highland Ave Tampa, FL 33604, for easy pickup.

Live Plants
For out-of-state orders, we ship on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Florida orders are shipped on Mondays or Tuesdays. If you place an out-of-state order on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, it will likely be shipped the following Tuesday or Wednesday. Florida orders placed on Sunday or Monday may be shipped the following week. We schedule shipments this way to ensure that live plants don't travel over the weekend, minimizing any potential damage.

Seed Orders
Our seed packets are prepared over the weekend. Orders consisting only of seeds are shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Bulk Soil
After you place your order, we will contact you to arrange the soil delivery. Please note that our trailer or dump truck is large and heavy, with a limited turning radius. We cannot be held responsible for any damage within 1.5 ft of the edge of the driveway or the designated delivery area. If there are plants, grass, artificial turf, sprinkler heads, or any other items within 1.5 ft of the edge, they may be damaged. We are not liable for any damage unless it is due to gross driver negligence. Driveway surfaces (concrete, shell, pavers, turf, etc.) and anything within 1.5 ft of the drive may experience cracking, splitting, breaking, depressions, tracks, etc. Please be aware that large item deliveries carry inherent risks. If the driver determines that it is unsafe to dump the soil in your desired location, they will either choose a safe alternative or the soil will not be delivered, but the delivery fee will still apply.

Bagged Soil
We fill bagged soil orders every Wednesday. If your order is placed after 4 pm on Tuesday, it will be filled on the following Wednesday. Once your bags of soil are ready, we will follow the regular pickup protocol mentioned above.

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