Create the flavorful tabasco sauce with fresh, fleshy and peppers in the right state of ripeness. Add distilled white vinegar and salt. Some recipes add garlic and sugar. Ferment and enjoy!
Plants are 2’- 4’ tall and loaded with slender 1-1/2” pods that grow upright. Chiles mature from yellow-green to bright red and have a unique, smoky flavor that creates their distinctive tabasco taste. Easy to grow and vigorous. Good for container gardens and ornamental.
Capsicum frutescens (81 days) Heirloom - Open Pollinated
Heat Level: Very Hot Scoville: 30,000 - 50,000
~ Packet contains 30 seeds.
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into large 5 gallon containers. Harvest peppers when they are full size and glossy red.