Pepper (Hot), Tabasco
Famous for its use in sauces, tabasco pepper features juicy fruit and a spicy bite. The prolific bushy plant produces long, tapered fruits that turn from green to orange to red as they ripen.
Scoville Heat Units: 30,000-50,000
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)
Plant Space: 24″ (61cm)
Row Space: 36″ (91cm)
Sprouts In: 10-20 days
Unless you live in a year-round warm climate, start seeds indoors eight to ten weeks before last frost. Keep soil temperature warm (75-80°F) for best germination. Harden off young plants ten days before transplanting and plant outdoors in late spring.
Tabasco peppers are decorative as well as edible. Plant in a container mixed with flowers for your deck or patio