Artemisia dracunculus

Tarragon is an excellent addition to any vegetable patch or container. The tall, slender branched stems hold glossy green lanceolate leaves that have a refreshing peppery flavour. Wonderful in a wide variety of dishes and sauces.

HarvestingHarvest once stems reach about 6" (15 cm) tall. Pinching back flower buds during the growing season will help harvested leaves retain the best flavour and it will promote bushy growth.
StoringTarragon leaves are best used fresh, but they can be dried or frozen providing they are not left for a long period of time.
Maturity85 days
Height24" (60 cm)
Spacing12 - 18″ (30 - 45 cm)
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained, sandy, light soil. Tarragon doesn't like wet conditions.
pH Range6.5 - 7.5
WateringWater regularly to keep the soil moist
FertilizingBalanced fertilizer at the time of planting.
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen = low, Phosphorus = low Potassium = low

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