|Subspecies:||Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa|
|Mature height:||100cm (3ft)|
|Mature spread:||30cm (1ft)|
|Growing plant spacing:||40cm (15in)|
French tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa) is a half hardy perennial herb that is native of southern Europe. It is fairly tender - which may be one of the reasons that it is not particularly widely grown - but it is easy to grow, and well worth it for its culinary uses.
|Plant (from pot-grown)|
Choose a well-drained site in a sunny position.
An average household should only require one plant, as French tarragon cannot be raised from seed you will need to acquire a cutting to plant.
Harvest leaves as required from June.
Tarragon will keep growing for years once established, however it is advisable to divide and replant old stock every two or three years. Dig up the plant in spring divide by hand (do not cut the underground runners). Replant 5-8cm (2-3in) deep and 40cm (15in) apart.
Cut fresh tarragon and pack into ice cube trays and store in a freezer. Use cubes as required for a year-round supply.
- Main article: Tarragon#Troubles
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- ↑ French Tarragon. GardenOrganic.org.uk. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
- ↑ Growing Tarragon. GardenAction.co.uk. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
- ↑ a b c Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 138. ISBN 9780903505468
- ↑ Growing Tarragon. Sparky Boy Enterprises. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.