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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 3 - 7
SIZE: 18"H x 24"S

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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!

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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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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Tarragon 'French' October 21, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Orlando, FL United States  
I was very pleased to find Tarragon plants as it’s been impossible to find in the area I live. The 4 plants that I ordered arrived in the time promised. The plants were healthy & in good condition, as they were well packed in a box that held the plants securely while being shipped to me. As instructed by the Growers Exchange, I planted the plants together in a porous planter. I’ve also been keeping the plants well drained in full sunlight during the late morning/ early afternoon as the sun is very hot in Florida. So far the plants are thriving well. I hope to eventually plant them in the ground, as a friend of mine has a tarragon plant and it grows like a weed now that it is large & the size of a bush. I often use tarragon in many recipes so it's convenient & cheaper than having to pay $2-3 for a small bunch from the grocery store that only lasts a week or two.  I highly recommend purchasing herbs from Grower’s Exchange as they obviously take pride in their products & customers.

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Favorite Herb! June 5, 2015
Reviewer: Nancy Funderburg from Katy, TX United States  
I have not been able to find French Tarragon in any of my gardening establishments here in Texas.  I was extremely pleased with my plants when they arrives, and I've already used some of the leaves to make chicken salad.  I ordered 4 and they are growing beautifully next to my basil, which is also thriving (and also from Grower's Exchange).  Highly recommend ordering anything from Growers.

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tarragon "french" November 24, 2014
Reviewer: becky kreider from b, NC United States  
the plant arrived in great condition.  after having the plant for six weeks it is not growing and slowly dying. i don't have any idea what i'm doing wrong.

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GREAT HERB PLANT January 2, 2013
Reviewer: Sallyann Lopes from Greensburg, PA United States  
Your plants are packed very well, and when they arrive there is no damage at all to them.  That is different that other places I have dealt with.  The French Tarragon plant gave me a lot of delicious eating for quite a while.  Your plants are quite healthy and last a long time in my window herb garden. Thank you.

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