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Tarragon Stat Summary

Plant Spacing: 18-24" (457-609 mm)
Row Spacing: 24-36" (609-914 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/4" (6 mm)
Plants Per Person: 2
Soil Temperature: 60-80°F (16-27°C)
Days to Emergence:
Recommended Soil PH: 6.2-7.0
Earliest Outdoor Planting: After Last Frost
Tick Can direct seed outdoors

Planting Tarragon

Some varieties of tarragon can only be propagated by division or cuttings, others can be started from seed. A site with well drained, moderately rich soil with a pH range of 6.2 to 7.0 is preferred. However, they will grow in less than ideal settings as long as they receive full sun with good drainage.

For a cutting, gently break off a 2 inch piece of root with new shoots attached and put in soil. Space plants about 1 to 1 1/2 feet apart allowing 2 to 3 feet between rows.

Growing Tarragon

Encourage more leaves to form by cutting plants back in summer when they begin to flower.

Harvesting and Storing Tarragon

Tarragon leaves have the best flavor before the flowers begin to bloom. Begin harvesting as soon as the plant is well established and leaves are large enough to use. Use leaves fresh or preserve their flavor in a vinegar. For short-term storage, wrap tarragon in a paper towel and seal in plastic bags in the refrigerator.

Tarragon Insect and Disease Information

Rarely affected by insects. Tarragon is susceptible to downy mildew, powdery mildew, and root rot where the soil or plants stay wet.

Tarragon Yield Information

No yield information for Tarragon.
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