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Product Description:

Artemisia dracunculus This is the true French tarragon, which cannot be grown from seed. Growing to 36 inches, this dark green tarragon has a wonderful flavor suggesting anise or mint. Needs well-drained soil and full sun. Hardy in zones 5-9.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Shirley M.
French tarragon: I sure hope I can keep it alive

The plants were healthy when they came to me and I'm trying to figure out how to foster their health in the Seattle Metro area. It's a Goldilocks thing, I gather. Like any other plant, too cold, too hot, too much sun, not enough sun will kill them. I just need to figure out what this tender plant needs to survive here. Likely they will go into pots for the winter so I can move them easily to get away from the worst our weather has to offer. (I'm just hoping for fresh tarragon for recipes and drying.)

Donna B.
Still Alive

My garden has a history of killing plants and herbs. I live in a difficult climate. So far, the French Tarragon is surviving.

On course for good production

Nice upright growth. As the weather warms, beginning to grow more vigorously.

Mark B.
Very Healthy Plants

Plants came well packaged and in perfect shape…soil was still moist and leaves didn’t have a single brown spot on them…they are thriving in my garden…

Herbs feed the palate and the soul! They add color and contrast to the landscape, perfume our homes, heal our wounds, and tantalize our taste buds. They are easy to grow. Whether in the garden or on the windowsill, learn their likes and dislikes, and you'll be rewarded with flavor and beauty.

Germination Codes
Check the code at the end of the description for specific germination requirements.
(1) Germinates at temperatures between 60-75°F.
(2) Larger seeds need to be covered with soil at least as thick as the seed itself. May be slow and erratic to germinate.
(3) These seeds need a period of cold stratification for successful germination. Best results are obtained when the seeds are kept warm and moist for 2 weeks followed by temperatures of 33-35°F for 4-6 weeks or until germination starts.
(4) No special requirements, but germination may be slow and erratic.

• Fertile, well-drained soil provides the best results• Harvest and fertilize regularly to encourage vegetative growth
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• For leafy herbs snip off flower buds as they appear

• Start seeds 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Small seeds (thyme, savory, marjoram, oregano) can be gently pressed onto surface of the soil—don't cover or bury seed
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days for optimum growth
• Small seedlings such as thyme, savory and sweet marjoram may be successfully transplanted in small clumps
• Hardy herbs can be transplanted after the last frost
• Transplant tender herbs after last frost when weather has stabilized

Harvest & Storage
• Fresh use: Harvest only as needed
• Drying: Harvest at peak maturity, hang small bunches from ceiling in a dry, warm (80-90°F), dark location with good ventilation for 1-2 weeks
• Distilling: Harvest when blooms are just beginning to appear; at this point the leaves contain the highest level of essential oils

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