Tender Perennial in our large 4 1/2" pots.
The true French Tarragon has the best flavor and cannot be grown from seeds as this plant will not flower. Cuttings must be taken in order to reproduce this plant which makes it more expensive and harder to find. Tarragon grows in full sun and will grow to about 2 feet or so across. It is most important that this plant have good drainage and it is a good idea to add sand or grow it in a large container to make sure the roots will not rot and die. It is perennial but you should try to bring it indoors, either a potted plant or take cuttings, to grow over the winter months as it sometimes does not come back the following spring because of wet soil.
To harvest Tarragon, remove a third of the branch and chop the leaves finely. Tarragon does not dry very well so freezing is the best method to preserve the flavor.
To use Tarragon in cooking, chop the leaves very fine to extract the flavor for cream sauces and barnaise sauce. Add it to tuna or chicken salads, eggs and quiches, mayonnaises, and mustard salad dressings. It makes a wonderful flavored butter and can be combined with dill and parsley for fish.
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"French Tarragon for French Cornichon"
Marty on 1/1/2011
Comments: For the last 3 years I have been using this Tarragon to make authentic French Cornichon pickles. It is has a very good flavor, awesome for Cornichons!
jennifer on 3/30/2007
Comments: I have been getting this herb;Tarragon for many years.Great Product from the Tasteful Garden.Goes good with Butter sauces as well as Mayo sauces.Best of all,If you like Fish! Go for it!I like this Herb so much I named my Cat Tarragon.Enjoy,Jen ,PA