Tarragon 'French'

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
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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, Tender Perennial Herb
Common Name French Tarragon
Soil Type Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height Up to 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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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.