Tabasco Hot Pepper
While small in size, Tabasco peppers are big on heat and flavor.

Tabasco Hot Pepper

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 1½ to 2 inches
  • Matures: 80 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
  • Plant size: 24 to 36 inches tall
  • Scoville heat units: 30,000 to 50,000 (hot)

Heirloom. This hot pepper is used to make the famous Tabasco® Sauce. Peppers mature from yellow-green to orange to red and have a unique, smoky flavor that contributes to Tabasco’s distinctive taste. While adapted to all areas of the US, plants produce continuously and will therefore produce the most peppers in the South and Southwest, where the growing season is longest. In frost-free areas, plants can live for several years. Easy to grow, the compact Tabasco is also a good choice for containers.

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Tabasco Hot Pepper is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from RESILIENT & BRILLIANT Bought this plant from a local hardware store, and transplanted it into a container. Living in TN, we got an unexpected late frost, which we thought had doomed our little plant with black mold spots. I went out, once the weather got a little warmer, and picked off the leaves that seemed to have any signs of rot or mold on them. About TWO months later, this little pepper plant exploded with an abundance of flowers/peppers. It now has over 25 peppers, with more on the way, that are almost ready for the picking. Tried them right off of the plant and WHEW they are H-O-T. We cannot wait to make some awesome hot sauce for us and our friends with these. Happy Planting Everyone! (p.s. would add a photo if my phone took a decent one!)
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite peppers Have grown a pair of Tabasco plants from seedlings to mature plants. These peppers have great flavor and pack an awesome punch.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my tabasco pepper plants. I love these peppers. I pick them before they get over ripened and eat them whole. The red ones have a great amount of heat to them. At the end of the growing season I pull the whole plant and cut all the leaves off, hang them in the house by a window and by the next growing season they are dried out. I then take them and put them in a food grinder and turn them into a powder and sprinkle it on my food. Im almost out of the powder so I can't wait for more. I eat it on almost everything.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I found a tabasco plant at my local Lowe's last year and it has been amazing! I haven't done anything to it but water and periodically add some fertilizer. It made it through a moderately cool winter in south Louisiana and is now already blooming and showing signs of what looks to be a good yield for the second year in a row!
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great producer: Fantastic producer. Very good heat. Low maintenance (no cages needed.)
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good hot summer plant.: Grew them 3 times in recent years. I got a fairly good yield early; and a much larger one heading into the fall. If they can grow well here you can grow them anywhere.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very prolific. I harvest them when fully ripe. Give a slight tug, and the ripe ones come off easily. If they don't release, try them the following day. I've been getting about 10 to 25 peppers a day. Covering for frosts. Hope they survive the winter.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alina, get a small ball jar, fill 3/4 with ripe peppers.
Date published: 2015-11-20
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