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Tarragon, French

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A Cook's favorite for use in salad dressings, egg dishes, sauces, and flavoring meat dishes.

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Cook's Garden Favorite. An essential herb for French cuisine, tarragon adds flavor and depth to sauces, salads, eggs, soups, fish and poultry dishes—and is the sine qua non for béarnaise sauce. Flavors similar to anise, licorice, and fennel, French tarragon lends a beautifully soft texture to the garden with soft, strappy, narrow green leaves. Tarragon gives great balance to vinegar-infused recipes but be sure to chop well as chewing on full leaves can leave a slight numbness in the mouth as a result of naturally occurring compounds (hydroxy-alpha-sanshool).
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

60-90 days

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

36 inches

Additional Uses Additional ways in which the product may be used in the garden.

Container Plant

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Full Sun
Days To Maturity
60-90 days
Life Cycle
36 inches
36 inches
Additional Uses
Container Plant
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
36 inches
Tarragon, French is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy Plants I got my plants back in May. Since my area gets extreme heat in the summer I planted in 3 locations; full sun, partial sun, and full shade. They have all been growing really well. The full shade plant was not impressed with its home so it now is living much more happily in a pot on my patio. I got my first harvest this week and the flavor was excellent.
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Died within a month I purchased three of these plants. The plants arrived unhealthy with few green leaves. As other reviewers have mentioned, all three plants died within a month of arrival and planting. Very disappointing. I usually am very pleased with Burpee plants but this French Tarragon appears to be an exception to their good quality and hardiness.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the best experience I ordered French tarragon, a pack of 3. Upon arrival, 2 of them were already dead. The last one survived but does not have much aroma.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won't stop growing! The French tarragon has been so easy to grow and is producing so much! I love it.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love French tarragon I get French tarragon every year to grow in my herb garden. This is the first summer I have managed to keep it alive all summer. I hope to keep it in the house all winter to use in my cooking.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Plants never grew The plants died withing the first month, they never grew, never thrived just died
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy Plants, Great Flavor Healthy little plants, carefully packaged arrived at my house in the spring for planting. They matured into lovely, fragrant herbs. Mid-summer I harvested and dried a bunch, and I will get one more harvest this year. I'm in upstate NY, zone 5, so I'm hoping they survive the winter. Plan to cover them with cloches.
Date published: 2016-09-15
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