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Tarragon Seeds - Russian

Botanical - Artemisia dracunculus


Seed Count:
350 Seeds
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350 Seeds.

Other Names - Artemisia Dracunculus…

The fresh aromatic leaves of Russian tarragon have an aniseed - like flavour which works well with chicken, fish, eggs and potato dishes. This versatile herb can also be used to flavour vinegars, mustards, butters and sauces. The leaves can be dried however the flavour of fresh leaves is far superior. Once established the plants need very little attention and grow well in containers on the patio.

  • Spicy anise - like flavoured leaves.
  • Leaves can be eaten raw in salads. Seeds are delicious in sauces.
  • Easy to grow and productive.

Suitable For - Containers, vegetable plot, raised beds, flower borders, patio's

Sowing Months - February - May

Harvest - May - October

Uses - Leaves used for flavouring and adding to salads, cooked dishes

Soil Preperation

Add some well rotted manure or compost to the soil a few weeks before sowing. If the soil is heavy clay or the drainage is poor mix in a generous amount of sand and gravel to the soil also. Remove any weeds from the area.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Perennial Module Grown & Transplants
Type Clump forming Distance between plants 60 cm
Position Full sun Distance between rows 70 cm
Average height 80 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 30 cm Sowing distance between plants N/A
Hardiness Fully hardy Distance between rows N/A
Overwintering Yes Sowing depth 2 mm
Soil Ph   Germination temperature 15 to 21℃
Soil condition Well drained, fertile soil RHS Bee friendly No
RHS Award winner No Days to germination 14 - 28 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow tarragon seeds thinly on the surface of moist compost in trays, modules or pots.
Cover with a light sprinkling of vermiculite or compost.
Place in a propagator or clear plastic bag and seal, germinate at the temperature suggested above. The germination tends to be erratic and can take a few weeks.
Once germination has started remove from the propagator or bag and place in a cooler but not cold location. Protect from frost.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7 - 10 cm pots.
Grow on in a frost free greenhouse or cold frame.
Plant out when all risk of frost has passed and the plants are growing strong.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

Seeds are best started undercover.

Growing On

Water the newly planted tarragon well until established, however avoid overwatering as this can make the stems rot.
Avoid overwatering established plants as they dislike sodden, overly moist conditions especially over the cooler months.
Apply a generous mulch of compost in autumn before the plants start to die back.


Harvest the leaves as and when required.
Leaves can be enjoyed fresh, frozen or dried, however they tend to loose their flavour when dried.


For the best flavour, harvest tarragon leaves early in the morning.

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