Tarragon

Herbs

Summary

Tarragon is a species of perennial herb in the sunflower family. It is widespread in the wild across much of Eurasia and North America, and is cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes.

Description

The plant has long, light green leaves and can grow to be a few feet high. Just one plant will generate a generous amount of leaves to pick.

Additional Info

It's a popular aromatic flavoring, especially in French cuisine. With hints of aniseed and vanilla, it goes particularly well with eggs, chicken and fish.

Varieties

French


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Sub-Categories
  • Herb
Growing Tips

Planting up in early spring will help ensure the best flavor, and making sure your Tarragon doesn't get too much direct sun in hot climates is best. You'll also need to select a sandy, well-draining soil.

Watering

How much you water your Tarragon will depend on the weather conditions and the maturity of the plant.

Young Tarragon will benefit from watering on alternate days if you're experiencing prolonged hot, dry spells. Mature Tarragon, however, should be fine with a light watering every few days.

Fertilizing

Tarragon doesn't need fertilizer to do well. The best flavor is achieved when it's planted in low-nutrient soil. If you're going to use some, an all-purpose variety should only be applied in the initial planting stage.


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