Russian Tarragon

Easiest tarragon to grow but weaker in flavour.

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Key Facts

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Background

Russian tarragon is great for on the patio but not as an ingredient

  • Originally from Siberia and Eurasia
  • Much weaker flavour than French tarragon (about 25 % of the flavour).
  • Use the same way as French tarragon but add 3 to 4x as much.
  • Days from seed to harvest – about 60 to 80 (2 to 3 months)
  • About 60 to 90 cm high

How to use Russian tarragon

It is much easier to grow than the other types of tarragon, but much, much weaker in flavour than French (or even Spanish) tarragon and is often not even classified as a herb.

When used in cooking add 3 to 4 times as much as when using French tarragon

Typical recipes:

  • We haven’t added typical recipes.
  • If using russian tarragon then make sure it’s fresh
  • And add 3 to 4 times as much as when using French tarragon

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How to grow Russian tarragon

This the easiest type of tarragon to grow.

Russian tarragon is easy to grow, it can be grown from seed and is a very hardy and fast growing plant. It prefers poor soil and can cope with not enough water and neglect.

  • Sow Indoors: March – May
  • Harvest: May – October
  • Easy to grow variety producing an abundance of leaves great for flavouring vinegars, pickles and sauces

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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.

Product description

A very easy to grow variety producing an abundance of leaves great for flavouring vinegars, pickles and sauces, ideal in salads to.

Indoor Planting: Sprinkle seeds thinly on the surface of trays of moist compost and cover lightly, be careful not to over-water. Store in a warm place at an approx. temperature of 20-25°c (70-75°f). It is a good idea to cover with a clear plastic bag until the seeds germinate. Once the seedlings appear, remove the plastic. Growing On: When the seedlings are strong enough to handle they can be transplanted into bigger pots or trays. Do not overcrowd the plants and keep in a warm, light position. Once all chance of frost has passed the plants can be transplanted direct into your desired location. Harden off first. Alternatively, for all year round supply, sow indoors in pots.

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  1. Minze Vries

    Don’t bother, unless you want a pretty plant in the garden

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