A useful and hardy herb that is particularly popular in salads and sauces, adding extra sweetness and flavour to your dishes. Russian tarragon can be used in natural beauty, or for flavouring vinegar. Tarragon has an anise-like taste, and works particularly well when accompanying more delicately flavoured ingredients. Make sure to gently crush the leaves to get the most flavour when using tarragon to flavour your dishes.
Each packet contains roughly 2000 seeds.
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Sow seeds into pots or seedbeds between March and April. Thin sparingly, and pot on or plant outside from May onwards, 1m (3') apart. Plants can grow to 4'. Harvest the tips of young shoots. Fully hardy. Keep plants well watered, especially those growing in pots. Pinch off any flowers for a constant supply of leaves. Russian tarragon needs a sunny, warm and sheltered spot.