Peppermint and spearmint fields are established by mechanically planting rootstock in autumn or spring. Compared to “the good old days”, today’s cultivation management system is far more advanced and encompasses a much longer lead time to organize the activities required to grow and produce a crop that is acceptable to our customers. Fields are only planted if they can be isolated from potential pesticide drift from other crops being grown in neighboring fields.
From harvest to leaf processing we conduct a variety of tests to ensure that each one of our customer’s specifications are met. These tests measure product density, leaf size, water activity, essential oil content, moisture, and insoluble ash content.