Alchimia Grow Shop presents Rocalba Russian Tarragon Seeds, an aromatic plant variety that can live up to 10 years. It can be cultivated both in open ground and in a pot.
Rocalba Russian tarragon seeds, bitter and aniseed flavour
Russian tarragon (Artemisa dracunculus) also called estragon belongs to the Asteraceae family and is native to Eurasia and North America. It is an herbaceous, rhizomatous perennial plant that reaches up to 60cm tall and takes the appearance of a shrub with lance-like leaves.
It produces upright, woody, glabrous stems free of hairs or trichomes covering it. It develops a strong and tortuous root mass. Unlike French tarragon, it can be grown from seed, germinating in spring or summer using a mixture of soil enriched with worm humus or compost.
A seedbed can be used also in direct sowing using a planting frame of about 30 - 60cm x 30-50cm, placing the seeds at a maximum depth of 0.5cm. Water frequently and moderately to maintain the substrate moist. With plenty of direct sunlight, the first sprouts emerge after about 2-3 weeks.
Rocalba Russian tarragon seeds, perfect for seasoning meats, salads or vinaigrettes
The soil should be light in texture, with a good drainage capacity. It is not important if it is stony as long as the pH is around 6-7.5. In winter it is essential to prevent waterlogging, so it is highly recommended to use an automatic irrigation system or to be cautious with irrigation.
If the plant is cultivated in a pot or jardiniere, one should remove the seedlings or divide the plant with cuttings, so as not to asphyxiate it if it grows too much. By controlling its development this plant can last a long time in good conditions.
The leaves are ready to harvest after about 60 days from sowing, cutting the amount we need without going over a third of the plant, so as not to exhaust it. The process is repeated throughout the season, and it is possible to cut all the aerial plants before winter if we anticipate the plant cannot survive it (it withstands cold winters, but not extreme ones).
Rocalba Russian Tarragon Seeds info:
- 0.2g seeds sachet
- Simple to cultivate aromatic and digestive plant
- Up to 60cm high
- Planting frame 30-60cm x 30-50cm
- Germination: Spring
- The leaves are harvested during spring, summer and autumn
- Undemanding in terms of water and nutrients
- Prefers sunlight and well-drained soils
- Perfect for gardening or potting
- Spicy, aniseed and bitter aroma
- Digestive effect