days to maturity: 50 Days
plant spacing: 2 plant per square foot
sunlight requirement: 6 - 14 hours
look out for: powdery mildew
harvest notes: harvest flowers and deadhead
Tarragon, also known as estragon, is a species of perennial herb in the sunflower family. It is widespread in the wild across much of Eurasia and North America, and is cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes. Tarragon is one of the four "fines herbes" of French cooking, and is particularly suitable for chicken, fish, and egg dishes. Tarragon is the main flavoring component of Béarnaise sauce. Fresh, lightly bruised sprigs of tarragon are steeped in vinegar to produce tarragon vinegar. It also the hardest to find herb that you need to make classic green goddess salad dressing. We like tarragon because it's so hardy in our climate. Its prolific yellow flowers are edible and sweet, and we’ve noticed that established tarragon plants can survive through our harsh summers.