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Growing French tarragon

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S P P              

(Best months for growing French tarragon in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Plant out (transplant) seedlings

  • Plant cuttings or root division. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 16 - 24 inches apart
  • Harvest in 30-40 days. Pick leaves when young for best flavour.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Aubergine (Eggplant) and Capsicum (Peppers)

Your comments and tips

21 Aug 18, Jennifer Fitzsimmons (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can I buy a French Perennial Tarragon I live on the Mornington Penninsular Victoria
29 Aug 18, Marcelle (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
It is available from The Diggers Club and at the Heronswood garden shop in Dromana. Call ahead to make sure it is in stock.
23 Jun 18, Anne-Marie (Australia - temperate climate)
My french tarragon that I have been growing for approx. 3 years now is growing more as a prostrate plant than an upright plant. The height is probably only about 7.5 cm but it has lots of long ground covering branches. Do you have any thoughts on why this would be so? Please use my e-mail address for your response. Much appreciated. Anne-Marie
15 Jun 19, Ii (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have exactly the same issue and find that the taste is overpowering and bitter, and the leaves are small. It’s not as sweet as the tarragon I know. Did you find a solution?
31 Jul 18, kelvan (Australia - temperate climate)
Cut plant to ground level in winter.Pull up and divide your plant/s early spring.
28 Jun 18, Mike L (Australia - temperate climate)
Try a new planting from different stock.
28 Jun 18, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Comments here are by the general public not Gardenate so no response by email. I don't know anything about French Tarragon.
17 Sep 17, les dillon (Australia - tropical climate)
What are the medicinal benifits of tarragon,if any. Cheers
10 Sep 17, Jan (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I AM TRYING TO FIND A SHOP THAT SELLS FRENCH TARRAGON PLANTS (OR SHOOTS). Can you Help? Thank you very much!!
05 Jan 19, Petra (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Depending on which state and location you are at. If you are in Florida than Maggies herb in St. Augustine usually carries it.
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Depending on which state and location you are at. If you are in Florida than Maggies herb in St. Augustine usually carries it.

- Petra

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