Tarragon, Russian (Artemisia dracunculoide), packet of 100 seeds, organic
Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Herbaceous perennial hardy to Zones 3 to 10, may be grown as an annual, 90 days to harvest
(Russian Tarragon, Estragon, Artemisia dracunculus) Native to Europe, Asia and Western US, flowering to 4 feet tall. Anise-flavored, the herb is used fresh or dried as a condiment for seasoning tomato dishes, mushrooms, poultry and other oily foods, and as an ingredient in herbal vinegars, salad dressings, hot sauces and salsa. Tarragon lends an agreeable anise flavor. Overindulgence during pregnancy not advised. Plant prefers full sun to part shade and dry soils, and will withstand growing in alkaline soils. Plants grown in poor soil are more aromatic and make better spice than those grown in rich soil. Sow seed on surface and press in hard, then keep warm and evenly moist until germination, which takes 4 days to 2 weeks. Individuate seedlings and grow in pots for a month or two until the plants are big enough to transplant out to the garden. Space plants 2 feet apart. Once established, they may be propagated by root cutting.
100 seeds per packet, certified organically grown
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