Cooks Garden Favorite. An essential herb for French cuisine, tarragon adds flavor and depth to sauces, salads, eggs, soups, fish and poultry dishes—and is the sine qua non for béarnaise sauce. Flavors similar to anise, licorice, and fennel, tarragon lends a beautifully soft texture to the garden with soft, strappy, narrow green leaves. Tarragon gives great balance to vinegar-infused recipes but be sure to chop well as chewing on full leaves can leave a slight numbness in the mouth as a result of naturally occurring compounds (hydroxy-alpha-sanshool).
A perennial with thin, blade-like leaves that grow to 24" tall. Will mature in 90 days in full sun.