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Evaluation of three cultivated forms of tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus L.)

Irena Olszewska-Kaczyńska, Krystyna Suchorska

Department of Vegetable and Medicinal Plants
Warsaw Agricultural University
Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warszawa, Poland

The experiment was carried out with the aim of comparing three forms of tarragon: Russian, French and that cultivated in Poland. The studied forms differed in their morphological features, herb yield and essential oil composition. Analysis of the essential oil showed that the composition of essential oil is different in each forms. Sensory analysis also revealed that the form cultivated in Poland is characterized by a strong, specific flavour, differing distinctly from the other ones.

Olszewska-Kaczyńska I., Suchorska K., 1996. Evaluation of three cultivated forms of tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus L.). Folia Horticulturae 8/1: 29-37.