French Tarragon Plants
HERB-TARR-1-5Regular price $9.50
You can't buy French Tarragon in the shops, but you can grow it at home to get that authentic Mediterranean flavour in your summer cuisine.
Urban Bounty French Tarragon Seedlings come in 1.5 lite pots.
What is French Tarragon?
Tarragon is a staple herb in classical French cuisine. The silver green foliage of tarragon looks gorgeous in Mediterranean, cottage and elegant gardens and is also an eye-catching addition to a courtyard or your patio pots.
Best planted in warm weather, it gives a brilliant display of yellow flowers in autumn, dies back over winter and reappears in the spring. You can't grow this herb by seed, so you will need to buy seedlings if you want to give this herb a try.
Culinary Uses - French Tarragon
French Tarragon has a licorice-like flavour that pairs well with chicken and fish. Both the green leaves and yellow flowers are edible. This variety of Tarragon is sweeter than Russian Tarragon, which can become quite bitter.
We love the flavour of Tarragon combined with mustard in a chicken, mustard and leek pie. Try the leaves in a salad vinaigrette, or add them to aioli and use it to dress a potato salad that packs a punch. If you are out of fresh Basil, but craving a Caprese Salad, try a combo of Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and Tarragon instead.
Growing Conditions - French Tarragon
This fragrant herb prefers full sun, and shelter from the frost and wind. It will adapt to most soil types and survive a dry spell. It is best planted in late Spring through to late summer (or early autumn in milder climates). It will grow up to 1 metre high and will last 3 - 4 years.
There are a wide range of good companion plants for French Tarragon, including: Artichokes, Aubergine, Lemon Balm, Citrus, Marjoram, Parsnips, Goji Berries, Marigold, Mulberries, Oregano, Rhubarb and Tomatillos.