Russian Tarragon is similar to French tarragon, but producing a more vigorous plant. Russian Tarragon produces branching stems of lance-shaped, aromatic foliage, which can be used for tarragon vinegars, in white sauces and salad dressings, and with chicken, fish and egg dishes.
Sow seeds from April to May. Germinate at 15-20C on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost. Do not cover the seeds. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 14-21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm pots. Grow on in cooler conditions for 1-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 45cm apart. Will grow in any well-drained soil.