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Hot chili pepper 'Tabasco'  

Capsicum frutescens

  • 52 plantings
  • 4 available for swap
  • 9 wanted
  • 39 stashed

Tabasco is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Hot chili pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum frutescens 'Tabasco'. Tabasco is a variety of heirloom Hot chili pepper . This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Red.

This variety can be grown in containers. Peppers ripen to red, but start green and go orange as they ripen.

Tabasco grows as an Annual/Perennial and is a Fruit. Being an annual / perennial, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Tabasco is known for growing with a erect-like habit to a height of approximately 45.72 cm (that's 1.49 feet in imperial).

This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Tabasco Hot chili pepper is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tabasco have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tabasco

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tabasco is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 8 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Tabasco requires a soil ph of 6.0 - 8.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Tabasco from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Tabasco about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Tabasco

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tabasco is a tender plant.

Harvesting Tabasco

Ripe fruit will be red.