Tarragon is a tall, aromatic herb which produces mild tasting, narrow green leaves, primarily used fresh as a seasoning.
How to Grow Tarragon
- Latin Name: Artemisia dracunculus
- Days to Maturity: 60- 70
- Hardiness Zone: 5- 9
- Soil: Ph 7.5- 7.8, Dry, well drained soil
- Temperature: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Space: 18"
- Pests/disease: Repels deer and harmful insects; attracts butterflies & bees
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz.- Approximately 168,000 seeds
- 4 oz.- Approximately 672,000 seeds
- 1 lb.- Approximately 2,688,000 seeds
A well established Tarragon plant is highly tolerant of drought. These plants should not require any watering except in a case of extreme, continuous drought. Once the plant has become sufficiently well established you may harvest either entire stems or the entire plant by cutting a couple inches above the base. For full flavor use fresh Tarragon.