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The famous and esteemed chef James Beard once said that if he could only pick one herb to have with him on a deserted island, he would pick tarragon. Tarragon is an essential ingredient in Bérnaise Sauce, the French herb mixture Fines Herbes, and Green Goddess salad dressing. For cullinary use, it is important to grow French tarragon Artemisia dracunculus and not it's less flavorful relative Russian tarragon Artemisia dracunculoides. Tarragon is a popular ingredient in <a href="" target="_blank">herbal blends</a>.

Tarragon is a sub-shrub perrenial returning every spring. If it gets a bit straggly after a few years, it will benefit from being devided which will also provide you with new plants.



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