- 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|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|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'|
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.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.