Mexican Tarragon – 10 Seeds
Also known as Sweet Mace, Winter Tarragon, Cloud Plant and Sweet Marigold. The leaves have a distinct aniseed scent and flavor which is similar to French Tarragon, but much stronger.
Seed Type: Organic – Harvested from our own plants.
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Mexican Tarragon is also known as Sweet Mace, Winter Tarragon, Cloud Plant, Sweet Marigold and Mexican mint marigold. The leaves have a distinct aniseed scent and flavor which is similar to French Tarragon, but much stronger. Although it has a flavor similar to traditional French tarragon, the plant has better tolerance for drought, heat, and humidity. The flowers are yellow, fragrant, and make a showy display in the late summer and early autumn. This easy to grow perennial is native to Mexico. Although Mexican tarragon plants tolerate partial shade, the flavor is best when the plant is exposed to full sunlight.
- It can be used sparingly as a substitute for French Tarragon in any recipe.
- It also makes a great herb vinegar for use in salad dressing.
Growing Mexican Tarragon
- It will grow in heavy clay and sandy soil equally well. However, it prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH between 6.5 and 7.0.
- It prefers a position in full sun. and while it is drought tolerant once established, it will grow best with occasional watering.
- Once all danger of frost has passed in your region, direct sow the seed on the surface of the soil and then press them into the soil so that they’re just under the surface.
- Water the soil well and keep it moist as the seeds germinate, which takes about two weeks.
- Once the seedlings have emerged and the first set of true leaves have formed, reduce watering so that the top inch of soil dries out in between watering.
- You can also start seeds indoors about six weeks before the last expected frost date in your area.
- Mexican tarragon grows well in containers, so long as the drainage is good.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.