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Russian Tarragon Seed

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Image of Tarragon Russian
Image of Tarragon Russian
Image of Tarragon Russian

Artemisia dracunculoides Russian

Whilst the flavour is not so pronounced as the French variety it proves to be much hardier and can be sown from seed (unlike French Tarragon).

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Mild flavour.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 250 seeds.

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Also called Dragonwort. No oneis sure whether this relates to its fiery tang or from its serpent-like roots but Tarragon is believed to cure bites from venomous creatures. However, nowadays it is primarily used for cooking!

A few leaves shredded into scrambled egg can raise this simple dish to a new level.

Leaves are rich in essential iodine, and vitamins A and C, as well as trace elements and beneficial mineral salts. In time gone by, chewing the root of Tarragon was claimed to cure toothache.

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Reaches approx 3 feet (90 cm) tall.
  • Has greeny-yellow flowers.
  • Survives cold and hot climates better than French Tarragon.
  • The flavour improves the older the plant is, (but it tends to be milder than French Tarragon).
  • Bitter-sweet, warm, peppery scent with an anise undertone.
  • Likes a sunny but sheltered position.
  • Prefers a rich, but light, dry soil but will tolerate poorer soils.
  • Sow in the spring under protection. Do NOT cover seed.
  • Germination usually takes approximately 14 days.
  • When seedlings large enough to handle plant 12-18" apart.
  • Culinary Uses.
  • Often used in fines herbes.
  • Good for herb butter.
  • Great for flavouring vinegar.
  • Used in hollandaise, tartare and béarnaise sauces.
  • Sometimes used as a rub for chicken prior to cooking.
  • Used by the Persians on grilled meats.
  • Medicinal Uses.
  • Sweetens breathe.
  • Can stimulate appetite and digestion.
  • Was used to prevent scurvy.
  • Used to cure tooth ache.

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As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.

How To...

How To Sow & Grow Herbs
Detailed advice on sowing and growing herbs outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.

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A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.