Pepper Chile Tabasco Seeds

Pepper Chile Tabasco Seeds

Capsicum frutescens

Item #0179

100 days from transplanting. Tabasco is a disease resistant, very hot variety of the chile used in the famous sauce for more than 130 years. The small (1½" long), upright pods are greenish yellow, maturing to red, on a bushy, highly productive (up to 100 pods) plant — ideal for containers!
30,000 - 50,000 Scoville Heat Units.

This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started indoors.

Days to Emerge:
10-25 days

Seed Depth:
1/4”

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row Spacing:
3’

Thinning:
Start indoors,
plant seedlings
24" apart
outside


When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost when air temperature is at least 70°F and soil temperature is at least 65°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 9 & 10, can also sow in midsummer for fall crop.

Harvesting: Harvest when pepper are 1½ inches long and have turned from greenish yellow to red. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting, or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

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