French Tarragon

One of the most important herbs in French cooking.

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Key Facts

french tarragon

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Background

French tarragon is the key tarragon type to use if you are into cooking.

  • Originally from Europe, Asia & North America
  • Very delicate aromatic flavour.
  • One of the most important herbs in French cooking & recipes.
  • Days from seed to harvest – about 60 to 80 (2 to 3 months)
  • About 60 to 90 cm high
vol au vent with french tarragon

How to use French tarragon

This herb has a very delicate aromatic flavour and is one of the most important herbs in French cooking & recipes. Ideal for seasoning salads, sauces, pickles, etc.

However you can’t grow it from seed, as it is grown by root division – best option when growing tarragon at home is to buy tarragon plugs.

Typical recipes:

 

How to grow french tarragon

The best option for growing French Tarragon is start with a plug plant. That is because it can only be grown from divisions or cuttings.

If you grow them outdoors then do note that tarrago will die to the ground in winter but will return the following spring.

On the other hand Spanish or Mexican Tarragon is available from seed and can be planted outside in a pot on a balcony or terrace or inside on a sunny windowsill (or using lighting)

  • Sow thinly into soil at a depth of 6mm
  • Will germinate in 14 to 28 days
  • Thin the seedlings or transplant leaving 60 cm between plants

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Growing Tarragon using Hydroponics or Aquaponics

Tarragon can be grown using both hydroponics and aquaponics.

See above – tarragon does grow quite tall (30 to 60 cm) but if you grow them indoors using artificiall light you will be able to harvest them for a longer period.

Where to buy French tarragon seeds or plug plants

 

Reviews

  1. Minze Vries

    Absolute must to grow at home – ideal for hydroponics or aquaponics

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