Tabasco peppers are originally from Mexico, but are best known for being the main ingredient in Tabasco Sauce. The peppers were first introduced into Avery Island Lousiana in the mid-1800’s, by Edmund McIlhenny, the creator of the famous hot sauce.
The Tabasco pepper plant is compact and easy to grow, and produces peppers from late summer to early fall. This beautiful plant is covered in clusters of colorful, small peppers that transform from green to yellow, to orange and then red.
The peppers can be eaten at any point, but like most peppers, Tabascos get spicier the more they ripen.
- 30,000 to 50,000 SHU
- 80 days to maturity