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Hot Pepper 'Tabasco' Seeds (Certified Organic)

The Tabasco pepper plant was introduced into Avery Island, Louisiana in 1848 and became the main ingredient in making the famous Tabasco Hot Sauce.

Availability: In stock

$3.25
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Details

Originally from Mexico, and taking its name from a Mexican state, this small, very hot pepper is a favorite in the South and East, where the plants can grow tall and are covered with the petite light yellow-green to red fruits. They have an incredible amount of juice for a smaller pepper! The Tabasco pepper plant was introduced into Avery Island, Louisiana in 1848 and became the main ingredient in making the famous Tabasco Hot Sauce. The Tabasco chili pepper is medium-hot and has a delicious smoky flavor that you will want to add to everything. The prolific and vigorous plant grows to 4 feet tall. We love it when there is a colorful array of green Tabasco peppers, red Tabasco peppers, and yellow Tabasco peppers growing at the same time. The Tabasco chili will ripen from green, orange, to finally red. Non-Isolated.

SHU: 30,000 - 70,000

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum frutescens
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 25,000-49,999 SHU, 50,000-99,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Tapered
Pepper Size Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads), Pickling
Seeds Per Pack 25