midwest-growing-region

Midwest

Indiana / Wisconsin / Michigan

Physical Description
This growing region is spread out over three states. It encompasses Northern Indiana, Southern Wisconsin and Central Michigan.

Elevation
700 – 900 ft (213 – 275 m)

Irrigation
Each year a greater amount of the land is irrigated. About 50% of the mint fields are irrigated. Irrigation is done by big guns or center pivots. Water for this purpose is pulled from wells or drainage ditches that are backed up from rivers.

Mint Varieties
Peppermint (Black Mitcham), Scotch Spearmint (Regular and 770), Native Spearmint

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