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Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 3 - 7
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 18"H x 24"S
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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Artemisia dracunculus.

French Tarragon is the aristocrat of fresh herbs, a chef's best friend, and a must for any "Culinary Herb Garden"! It has a spicy anise flavor that will transform an ordinary dish into a work of art. A little tarragon in chicken salad makes a profound difference! It is wonderful in sauces, soups and meat dishes. Try it with vegetables. It is the choice for any hearty dish. Fresh tarragon is also the traditional ingredient of 'Fines Herbes'.

Historically, Tarragon was used to soothe stomach aches, toothaches, and cure colic. The belief that it cured snakebites prompted early travelers to carry Tarragon in their boots in case of an emergency. The antibacterial and anti fungal properties to Tarragon are what really make this herb medicinally special. Tagetes 'Mexican Mint Marigold' can also be a great substitution in dishes for Tarragon.

Tarragon enjoys full sun and well-drained soil. The key to healthy tarragon plants is well-drained soil. Try planting in a porous container where you have more control over the moisture levels. It likes it dry.

For your own 'Fines Herbes' garden, plant along side thymes and parsleys!


Features
Zones: 3 - 7

Size: 18"H x 24"S

Light: Full Sun

Uses: French Tarragon is a key element in French cuisine and is included as one of the main ingredients in "Fines Herbes". Used to preserve and season foods, Tarragon can also be brewed into a tea to help aide digestion.

Tips: French Tarragon can be a bit overpowering in dishes, so use sparingly for a more delicate flavor. If French tarragon is unavailable, you can substitute with Tagetes 'Mexican Mint Marigold'.

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satisfied! November 4, 2016
Reviewer: daniel briere from north scituate, RI United States  
Another rare find in cultuvation, I was very happy when I found this plant being offered and had to get one! Plant was a little small to start, but I underestimated it's potential to really grow! I repotted it into a rich organic soil, and dry it out a touch between waterings kind of how I treat my lavender, and it has grown 3 or 4 times bigger! It loves the sun I notice, and the leaves smell great! I can't wait to try in a recipe.  Thanks growers exchange!

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Excellent plants October 24, 2016
Reviewer: Jean Hainley from Valencia, CA United States  
Normally I don't trust mail order, however, my four Tarragon plants arrived beautifully.  I put them in the grown as soon as I could and they are thriving well.  ALL of them.  I had ordered other kinds of plants from other suppliers before, and usually lose half of them.  Not so with Growers Exchange.  Thank you.

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so pretty September 20, 2016
Reviewer: Kathy Daniel  
We have had awful weather here, rainy/cloudy/cool. My plants arrived so healthy and pretty.  I finally got them in the ground and they have already grown at least 2 inches.

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Plants arrived healthy August 31, 2016
Reviewer: Yvonne from Morriston, FL United States  
Plants arrived in good condition. Growing nicely. This is our second year of buying our Tarragon from growers exchange and we are very happy with them.

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Healthy plants November 11, 2015
Reviewer: Amy Opin from ONALASKA, WI United States  
My four tarragon plants arrived happy and healthy. After a week (I know, too long) I transplanted them into terra cottas. They are thriving. They smell great, but I'm going to wait for more growth before I start hacking off parts for my recipes. [I bought tarragon from another online company last year and it had mealy bugs.] Very pleased with the Growers Exchange's tarragon!

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