Growing Tabasco Pepper Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum Frutescens
- Other Names: Tabasco
- Days to Maturity: 90 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 18”
- Row Spacing: 2-3’
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 75 ℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Snugs, snails, aphids
- Color: Yellow-green, to red
- Flavor: Smoky, spicy
Tabasco Pepper Growth Habits:
Place seeds under ¼” of soil in warm and sunny conditions. Tabasco plant will sprout in 1-3 weeks, thin to 30” apart. Peppers will be 1 ½, and then turn red over time. Harvest when peppers are red in about 90 days. Peppers will be fleshy with a hot, smoky taste.
Various Uses for Tabasco Pepper:
Tabasco peppers make a great hot sauce, and this is due to their juicy nature. Cook Tabasco peppers in vinegar, salt, and any other flavor enhancers. Some ideas include garlic, sugar, carrots, onion, and cilantro. Blend up cooked mixture, bottle, and ferment. Peppers can also be pickled and jarred to be preserved.
Tabasco Pepper Benefits:
Hot peppers have a tremendous amount of health benefits. Tabasco peppers can be used to reduce appetite, help with heart health, reduce blood pressure, and even prevent cancer. Capsicum found in peppers has been found to reduce cancer cells in the body. Capsicum is also a key to fighting inflammation in the body, which is linked to many health issues.
An heirloom variety that has been around since 1850. Originally from Mexico, but made famous in Louisiana.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 6,800 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 27,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 108,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 544,000 Seeds