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Tarragon Seeds

Tarragon seeds sprout into aromatic perennial herbs, esteemed for their distinctive flavor with hints of anise. Tarragon prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade. It grows best in well-drained, fertile soil. Tarragon leaves are used for flavoring sauces, salads, and fish dishes, being a culinary favorite while offering freshness.

Survival Garden Seeds provides Russian tarragon seeds for planting, with detailed instructions for successful cultivation at home. Our non-GMO seeds are selected to produce healthy, flavorful plants, ensuring a robust and aromatic harvest.

Growing Tarragon Seeds in Your Garden

  • Distinctive anise flavor
  • Russian variety is a vigorous alternative to French tarragon
  • French cuisine favorite
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds


As French tarragon is notoriously difficult to grow from seed and usually requires access to cuttings or root division, we’ve got a wonderful replacement for the home gardener. Russian tarragon, scientifically Artemisia dracunculoides, is a perennial herb that provides an easy-to-grow alternative to French tarragon herb for your classic Béarnaise sauce. Its leaves provide a unique flavor. They enhance many recipes, from salads to compounded sauces.


Russian tarragon seeds are sown in early spring. Choose a location with lots of sunlight and soil that drains well. Barely cover the seeds with soil so they can get enough light for germination. Keep the soil moist until they germinate, which should happen in 14-21 days.


Once the plants are established, Russian tarragon needs minimal care. It is a vigorous perennial herb that can reach 3 and a half feet tall. Mulching around the plant base can offer protection during colder months. Harvest the leaves as needed, The best time is morning, when the essential oils are concentrated. Fresh tarragon can be used immediately. Excess leaves can be dried or even frozen for later use.

Cultivating tarragon will add a unique, flavorful herb to your culinary arsenal. This herb is also quite elegant and is an excellent ornamental plant with its thin, blade-like leaves and lovely flowers.

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