Los Angeles, CA
July 23, 2014
useful perennial
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

What are the pros? taste and robustness

What are the cons? none


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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