- Of all the tarragon varieties this is easiest to grow but weaker in flavour.
- Takes about 2 to 3 months to grow
- Russian Tarragon seeds are available from Amazon
Grow at home as an ingredient ?
Very easy to grow, if using it for cooking use it the same way as French tarragon but add 3 to 4x as much.
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
Russian tarragon recipes
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
- 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
How to grow Russian tarragon at home
This is 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
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.
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.
Our product rating
We rated the 3 tarragon types on the best variety to grow for cooking at home.
Don’t bother, unless you want a pretty plant in the garden