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
30,000 - 50,000 Scoville Heat Units.
This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started indoors.
Days to Emerge:
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.
Artist: Pat Fostvedt