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

06 May 13, John (Australia - tropical climate)
Further to my prior comment, I have discovered my Tarragon is "Mexican" or "Texas" tarragon. Without a doubt a great herb for flavoring all types of food.
02 May 13, John (Australia - tropical climate)
The Tarragon that I have is long stemmed with a bright yellow/orange flower. The flower has only three petals with a bunched centre. Is this Russian tarragon or French?
14 Nov 12, ESTER BLAKE (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I would like to know where I can get hold of the Tarragon Plant and/or seeds? Pleaae and thank you. I am staying in Randburg, Johannesburg.
03 Aug 13, Piet Viljoen (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
contact me, I have some
27 Sep 13, lynn (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi,do you still have tarragon plants available?
16 Oct 13, (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I managed to get a plant from Lifestyle Nursery in April/May. It was small but survived the winter although all top growth disappeared. It is now putting up new shoots. You have to be careful not to disturb it when it is not visible! Lifestyle usually gets some in - you just have to be patient and keep enquiring
22 Jul 13, Clive Greyling (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
I live in Hillcrest, KZN. 30km inland from Durban. I am looking for a nursary that sells French Tarragon Plants.
16 May 12, Nico Steinberg (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can I find French Tarragon to plant in SA
24 Apr 12, yvonne (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
deserate to get some Tarragon - roots, seeds, whatever. Can't find it in any Cape Town nurseries. Also looking for Curry plant?
25 May 10, Elisa (Australia - tropical climate)
Can someone tell me where I can find Spanish Tarragon (as against French tarragon) to grow? I live in tropical Queensland in Australia.
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Looking for French Tarragon cuttings/ seedlings - cant find in Cape Town. Is it too early? anyone have?

- Michelle

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