Melissa

Melissa is a member of the Mint family. It has the distinctive square stem and heart shaped leaves of it's cousin. However, the leaves produce a lemony scent when crushed. The name Melissa is a Greek word that means 'honey bee'. In summer it produces white flowers that are very attractive to bees.

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Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available May through September

Also Known As

  • Lemon balm
  • Balm
  • Bee balm

Melissa can be stored washed and wrapped at 35F.

  • Melissa officinalis

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