Tarragon - Mexican
This fast-growing member of the marigold family with show-stopping colour from small, golden-yellow marigold-like flowers. Narrow, smooth dark green leaves have a strong scent and flavour of tarragon, use sparingly in recipes requiring tarragon. Tender perennial often grown as an annual. Quite tolerant of heat and drought.
It is an important flavouring of 'chocolatl', the foaming cocoa-based drink of the Aztecs and still sold in many south American countries. The flavour is an important component in remoulade, tartar and bearnaise sauces, and in French salad dressing.
Mexican Tarragon has been used for centuries by the Aztecs to relieve digestive problems including diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, colic. It is also used for malaria and feverish illnesses and is reputed to revitalize the body from a hangover.
|Botanical Name||Tagetes lucida|
|Seed Packet||50 Seeds|