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Tabasco Pepper Plant

Availability : In Stock
$34.49
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 21 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 15 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 9 - 12

Tabasco Peppers are the variety of hot Peppers used in the world-famous Tabasco® Hot Sauce recipe. These medium-spicy peppers are ten times hotter than a jalapeno and retain a fruity flavor. The bright red fruit grows up to 2 inches long with a distinctive thin shape, growing straight above the foliage, making it easy to harvest. Tabasco Peppers have a Scoville rating between 30,000 and 50,000 units and are hot at all stages of ripeness, from green to yellow.

Tabasco Pepper Plant Care  

Peppers can be grown in the ground or containers equally well. Plant peppers after the nighttime temperatures reach 50 degrees F. Well-draining soil with an average texture is perfect. Amend soil with 1-2 inches of organic compost or a granular, slow-release fertilizer formulated for tomatoes. Water pepper plants sparingly but consistently. Allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry between sessions. Space Tabasco plants 16 inches apart to allow good air circulation. No pinching or deadheading is needed for these naturally branching plants. Temperatures above 95 F will slow the development of fruit and ripening. 

Growing Tabasco Pepper Plant

Tabasco Pepper is a late-season fruit that matures 80 days after transplanting. The plants are incredibly productive and develop fruit until the first frost. Peppers can be brought indoors or into a frost-free greenhouse to extend the fruiting season into the fall. As the light levels fade in the winter, peppers will stop producing flowers for 2-3 months.

Tabasco Peppers reach a mature height of 24 inches with a spread of 15-18 inches. Pots need at least a 1-gallon capacity and a diameter of 8 inches to house peppers all season. Containers need excellent drainage and soil-based potting mix. Tabasco is considered a perennial plant in USDA growing zones 9-12. Repot your plant each spring if growing it as a perennial.

Watering Tabasco Pepper Plant

Tabasco Pepper appreciates consistently moist soil that dries slightly between waterings. Allow for 1 inch of water per week from supplemental watering or natural rain. Water once weekly when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry.

Feeding Tabasco Pepper Plant

Fertilize plants every two weeks with a diluted liquid seaweed or fish emulsion. Stop fertilizing when the fruit begins to form.

Tabasco Pepper Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 21 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 15 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Goodness Grows
Common Name: Tabasco Pepper Plant
Other Name(s): Tabasco Pepper
Scientific Name: Pepper 'Tabasco'
SKU:
1231006571-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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