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This fiery hot pepper made Tabasco sauce famous. Great for seasoning any spicy-hot dish and commonly used to infuse vinegar.
Tabasco Chilli Seeds
[80 days] Originally from Mexico, the Tabasco pepper produces small, very hot peppersthat start from yellow-green and later turn to red. The plants grow up to four feet tall and are very prolific once they start producing. They do need a lot of heat, however, to get going.
Tabasco peppers can be used fresh, or dried and ground into a powder. They are definitely one of the hotter peppers, and if you haven’t used them before, go easy with them your first time around. If you like it hot, make sure to wait until they’re red before harvesting.
As long as you have enough heat (at least 6 hours of full sun a day), this hot pepper is easy to grow in the greenhouse or in containers on a sunny patio.
Height: 50cm (20”). Spread: 40cm (16”).
Note: If you have access to grow lights and a heated propagator you can start sowing your plants in December and January to give you a head start on the year.
How do you germinate Tabasco chilli seeds? Sow your seeds indoors around January and February on a sunny windowsill. Your Tabasco chill seeds need a temperature of about 26°C. Tabasco chilli seeds should begin sprouting between 13 and 34 days after planting.
How do you get stop aphids from eating Tabasco chilli plants? You can make a simple solution of washing up liquid and water and spray your plants. Don't forget to spray all your leaves including the bottom. Soapy water helps kill the aphids that are attacking your Tabasco plants.
Why does my Tabasco chilli plant look sad? Overwatering or underwatering your Tabasco plant can cause your plant to drop. If you are watering your chilli plant enough then fungal wilt could be the cause. This can make your plant to develop drooping and large yellow areas on the leaves.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Indoors Sow (propagator)
- Days to Maturity
- 90 Days
- Max Grown Height
- 18 - 24 inches
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Packet Seed Count
- Hot Scale
- Scoville Rating
- 30,000 – 50,000 SHU
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times