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Tabasco Chili Peppers

Tabasco Chili Peppers

30,000 - 50,000 Scovilles.

Yep, this is THAT pepper used to make that very famous hot sauce. It's one of the most well known peppers next to the jalapeno. The fruit is tapered and under 2 inches long. The color is usually creamy yellow to red, and turn yellow and orange before ripening to bright red.

The tabasco pepper is a variety of chili pepper species Capsicum frutescens, like the Naga Jolokia. It's a very pungent pepepr grown mostly in the Gulf Coast states.

The word, "tabasco", is the name of a state in Mexico.

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  • Comment Link Dave Bragg September 26, 2016 posted by Dave Bragg

    Hello Folks
    I live in the pacific northwest and tried to grow tabasco peppers this year. Guess I know now why nobody up here grows them! hoping to find some place to purchase some fresh tabasco peppers. I had originally wanted to make pepper sauce as xmas gifts but hope to give them out next year. If you know of any place that sells them (not seeds) i would really appreciate the help. I've searched the internet several times and keep coming up empty.
    Thanks, Dave

    REPLY: Hi, Dave, you can check out the Plants resources page I have on the site. Here is the link. I hope it helps! -- Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

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