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Tarragon - Mexican - Tagetes lucida
Tender Perennial grown as Annual Heirloom. Yellow-orange flowers top the branches of this Mexican native from the marigold family. Long leaves are even more flavorful than French Tarragon, with more anise. Use as a spice in egg, chicken, and meat dishes, or with steamed green beans. Grows well in hot climates where French Tarragon does not survive.
Soil and Water: Likes rich, well-drained soil. Thrives with moist soil but will tolerates drought. Grows in soil pH 6.1-7.8.
Planting and Growing: Germinate seeds on a damp paper towel. Direct sow after last frost in spring. This plant re-seeds readily and branches that touch the ground will root.
Harvesting and Storage: Cut fresh leaves throughout spring and summer. Before the first frost, cut all stems to dry.
Did You Know? Try this instead of French Tarragon when making flavored vinegar.
Soil Temperature: 60-70°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'
Days to Maturity: 90-100 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 18"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
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