Tarragon is grown for its sweet anise flavor. Leaves are added into salads and on top of soups. It is also used to flavor sauces (in traditional béarnaise sauce it is an essential ingredient). It is particularly good with shellfish, fish, chicken, and turkey.
French tarragon plants grow up to 24 inches high and 12 inches wide in two years. The leaves are narrow, up to 2 inches long, and have a fresh green color. The flowers are tiny, pale green, and sterile. French tarragon can only be propagated by cuttings. There are many imposters, but it is the tingle on the tongue and the anise flavor that identify the true culinary tarragon.
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