French Tarragon

French Tarragon is my favourite ever herb to eat with fish and chicken. This has many times the flavour of those supermarket bags. Honestly, two sprigs of this has the flavour of five not slowly, home-grown. More
5 rooted cuttings 510055-5 £6.50 Delivery mid April
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French Tarragon is my favourite ever 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, 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 7- 10 weeks after planting, and throughout the summer.
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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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?

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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.