|Leaves and flower buds of a russian tarragon plant|
|Subspecies:||Artemisia dracunculus var. inodora|
| False tarragon
|Min germination temp:||15°C (59°F)|
|Max germination temp:||20°C (68°F)|
|Germination time:||7 days|
|Mature height:||100cm (3ft)|
|Mature spread:||30cm (1ft)|
|Ideal pH range:||6.6 - 7.5|
|Growing plant spacing:||40cm (15in)|
Russian tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus var. inodora) flavour is not so pronounced as the French variety, but it proves to be much hardier. Leaves are rich in essential Iodine, Vitamins A and C as well as trace elements and beneficial mineral salts. In time gone by chewing the root of Tarragon was claimed to cure toothache.
|Transplant (from seed)|
|Plant (bought plant)|
Choose a well-drained site in a sunny position.
Start the seeds off in pots around April time. Sow four or five seeds per pot in moist potting compost covering them with compost to exclude light. Thin to one seedling per pot once all successful germinations have emerged.
Home raised seedlings are ready to transplant when they are 10cm (4in) high.
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
- ↑ Growing Instructions - Herb - Russian Tarragon. GrowingInstructions.com. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
- ↑ a b c d e f g (1994). Food From Your Garden & Allotment. Reader's Digest Association Ltd, London. P. 218. ISBN 978276443367
- ↑ Russian Tarragon. myfolia.com. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
- ↑ Russian Tarragon Seed. VictorianNursery.co.uk. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
- ↑ a b c Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 138. ISBN 9780903505468
- ↑ a b How to grow the herb Tarragon. GardenAction.co.uk. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
- ↑ Growing Tarragon. Sparky Boy Enterprises. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.