French Tarragon

The best herb to eat with fish and chicken. This has five times the flavour of the supermarket-bought herb. More
5 rooted cuttings 510055-5 £6.50 Delivery early April
When in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. 
3 x 9cm pots 510055-3 £10.95 Delivery early May
When in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. 

Or buy this as part of our Tarragon and Sage Collection.

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The best herb to eat with fish and chicken, and as a flavour in vinegar for the best ever salad dressing. This has many times the flavour of those supermarket bags. Honestly, in my opinion, two sprigs of this from your garden has the flavour of five supermarket sprigs.

Genus Artemisia dracunculus
Variety French
Type Tender Perennial Herb
Common Name French Tarragon
Soil Type Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant cuttings April-May.
Care Tips Protect from hard winter frosts, and mulch in the autumn. This grows well in containers.
Storing These can be kept in a plastic bag in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Harvesting May - September
Cooking Notes Tarragon is a delicious herb, found in bouquet garni, and often used in Mediterranean cooking. It adds a wonderful depth of flavour to Sarah's Courgette Risotto with Tarragon, or her herb stuffed chicken breast recipe.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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French Tarragon reviews

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Anne

beautifully healthy well packed took very well

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Linda

Plants less robust and fresh than I would have liked. Service fine as always.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Jennie

Gave one plant away. Kept the others all thriving well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janice

Although the tarragon took a long while to get going, it's now fine - I expect it was a bit cold earlier on although I kept them in the greenhouse for a long time and hardened them off properly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ruth

Great. Very happy. Healthy and have grown on well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Verna

Slow growing, tried to give them the required growing conditions. However after 3 still not been able to use any for cooking as they haven’t grown enough. Shame as I love Tarragon on fish and chicken

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kathy

Very slow to establish. Seems healthy but still looks like very young plants even this late in summer

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Anne

I gave these to friends who have had difficulty in growing them. They seemed healthy, upright plants on arrival and grew in their little pots for a few weeks before their transfer.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Mary

Excellent plants all did very well

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Diane

Great plants just have trouble keeping them going

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jessamy

Not spectacular growth. Waiting to see how they will over winter.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Chris

Excellent plants, hope to overwinter them. As usual plants packaged well and delivery on time. No hesitate in recommending Sarah Raven plants.

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Gill

One seedling died in the very hot dry conditions but I have been able to cut plenty of tarragon for the kitchen from the ones I planted in a pot.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Anita

Slow growth but hopefully rooted well for next year

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Reviewed 1st November 2018 by Diane

A lovely herb, much tastier than others we have tried.

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Reviewed 18th October 2018 by Roger

Excellent, quick delivery and plants in good condition

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Reviewed 15th October 2018 by Gillian

Excellent quality always safely delivered,

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Evelyn

Cuttings arrived in fresh condition. I potted them up in one large pot and to date they are growing and producing. Very pleased. I live in Devon.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Elizabeth

I potted them up but only one has survived! Maybe due to hot summer but they were looked after the same as other plants and have just not made it! Hopefully the remaining one will survive and flourish. It will be in a cold greenhouse over the winter - is that all right?

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Tarragon and have refunded you for them. These are tender perennials so as long as the greenhouse stays frost free, you should be able to overwinter the remaining plant."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Nevil

Suffered, like the basil.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Georgina

The plants were all good and healthy, and with planting instructions and a very good service.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Hester

Excellent quality plants.
Very good packaging.
Products arriving in perfect condition.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Philomena

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Pippa

Super plants as usual from Sarah Raven. Excellent service as always.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Heather

Strong plants. Have grown well. Great flavour. Still picking in September.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Lesley

Faultless, the service and your website are excellent

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Reviewed 5th September 2018 by Louise

Not happy in my very dry herb bed

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Abigail

Arrived promptly and in good condition. These have grown well and taste delicious.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Bernie

Normally get seedlings from a local garden centre and had expected yours to be better. They were much the same. Just average

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Mrs Lester

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Wendy

All have survived so far.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Peter

Very good sized plugs and they grow into splendid plants

I always fine the telephone assistants friendly and helpful too
items always arrived well packed and safely

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Reviewed 31st August 2018 by Joan

The arrived in good order and have prospered despite the extremely hot weather which may have hampered their growth.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Deepa

Really strong plug plants that have all grown well. Plan to overwinter some.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Pam

Good plants. However they do much better in a baking greenhouse than outside or even on a light, warm and sunny windowsill

Amazingly flavoursome

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Reviewed 27th May 2017 by Julia

This has flavour full on, all the plugs did well although it is rather slow growing.

French Tarragon

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Reviewed 31st January 2015 by don morris

French tarragon is an exquisite herb for fish dishes. Strangely difficult to source seed/plants.
Russian tarragon is not worth entertaining.