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  Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus )
Market Products:   (herb);   (herb);   (herb);     Market size: 3,000 hectares (world), 200 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices stable, volume stable
Culture Seed density: 6200 (russian variety is not recommended) seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun   Soil: deep, well-drained, fertile, pH 6.5   Crop duration: 2-4 years
      Sowing rate: 0.1kg/ha (indirect).   Planting: seeds not recommended. Seed-grown russian variety does not have flavour. Best grown from vegetatatively-propagated stock.   Field spacing: 45-60cm between rows x 30cm within rows.   Yield: fresh herb 7-18t/ha (years 1-4), dry herb 1500-2600kg/ha (years 1-4).   Pests: puccinia rust   Diseases: few problems.   Buyers want: good green colour, good anise aroma.  
  Sowing rate: 1g/1000plants.   Planting: seed not recommended; start with plugs.   Plugs to saleable plants: 7 weeks.   Pests: whitefly, spider mite   Diseases: few problems.  
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