French Tarragon – plants and seeds
Tarragon plants and seeds for home vegetable and herb garden are popular, but remember the one you want is the French Tarragon.
Fresh tarragon (see picture right) is a wonderful addition to many dishes and plants can be grown in the herb garden from seeds or seedlings. So why the French Variety ?
With 4 types of this herb offered for sale Spanish, Mexican, Russian and the one you are looking for is the fourth type. French Tarragon with finer leaves and this one has the real peppery ‘Tarragon’ taste. SO why is it so difficult to get?
The French variety rarely flowers, and therefore does not set seeds, it has to be propagated by cuttings, so its a little more difficult to grow in bulk.
Grow your own Tarragon Plants
We grow out plants in a container, they have been long lived and require little care other than some added fertiliser each year. We only use the leaves, however the plants do set seed every few years,
Tarragon needs a moist but well drained soil, we suggest growing in a pot with plenty of gravel in the bottom. Make sure you get the French variety, its the best tasting. Growing from seed is possible, if you can get the seeds, usually the French variety is sold as tubestock.
Make sure drainage is good, especially in winter, and protect from frosts. regular watering with seaweed fertilizer seems to be adequate as a fertilise.
Tarragon Plants (ask for the French variety) are available for sale online from the following nurseries and growers
FOUR SEASONS HERBS – or email: email@example.com
Huge range of rare & unusual herbs, edible perennial plants, wasabi, saffron corms & organic garlic. Specialised Mail order nursery.