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About This Plant...
Genus and species:
Height and width:
24-36 inches high; 24 inches wide
Location and soil:
sun or partial shade; rich, well-drained soil; tolerates dry soil; will grow indoors
fresh or dried leaves in soups, stews, and sauces; meat, fish, and egg recipes; salads and vegetables; flavoring for vinegar
seeds and cuttings
Time needed to reach transplant size:
not recommended (seeds from French tarragon are not viable; available seeds are from Russian tarragon which is not the plant used for culinary purposes)
When to transplant to garden:
When to sow outdoors:
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
Days to maturity:
Spacing between plants:
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mildew, root rot
pick fresh leaves just as flowers begin to emerge; for drying, place leaves on wire racks in a warm, airy place and store in an airtight jar
flowers rarely open fully, and are usually sterile
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