Tarragon Mexican HEIRLOOM Seeds

Tarragon Mexican HEIRLOOM Seeds

Tagetes lucida

Item #5063

Perennial (tender). Mexican tarragon is a type of marigold that produces leaves with a delicious tarragon-anise flavor. It can be used as a substitute for French tarragon and is easier to grow. The leaves have a stronger flavor so less is needed to flavor a dish. Popular in Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. Flowers are a colorful addition to salads. Excellent container herb that can be grown indoors during the winter. Also called Mexican Mint and Spanish, Texas or Winter tarragon.



Perennial
(tender)

Full Sun


Days to Emerge:
8-12 days

Seed Depth:
1/8”

Seed Spacing:
A group of 6 seeds every 12”

Row Spacing:
12”

Thinning:
When 1” tall, thin to 1 every 12”


When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: If harvesting small amounts or for seasoning, harvest leaves before the blooms appear on plants. For larger amounts, cut 3”-4” pieces from branch tips. The plant will continue to grow if you do not harvest more than 1/3 of the plant at a time. Entire stems may be harvested and hung upside down to dry for later use. If the stems are harvested with the flowers are intact, they may be used in dried floral arrangements.

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