Marigolds

Nickname:
David
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Date:
July 23, 2014
          4.0
 
useful perennial
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? taste and robustness

What are the cons? none

Review:

Note that is is not French tarragon, despite the title above. The Latin name is accurate. I live in a warm climate where Mexican tarragon grows as a perennial, and it has far outperformed the standard French tarragon that I've also grown. It has a nice anise-like flavor to the leaves, with a bit of sourness as well, and the flowers are almost candy-like with a strong punch of fennel flavor. It has been no trouble to grow and I've added more of it this year. The plant grew as a slender stalk for about 8 months before branching out. I trimmed it back hard and now have a bushy plant about 18" across. It's been in flower almost constantly, taking a break between November and February. I eat it dice up with fruits of greens, and have ground it in a mortar and pestle and used it in a vinaigrette. An easy and productive perennial in my climate, with an interesting flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

 
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