Primarily used in sauces mixed with salt and vinegar such as the common Louisiana style hot sauces. Plants grown from these Tabasco pepper seeds produce large amounts of fruit just over an inch in size that point upward. These plants can easily reach over 48″ tall in a short growing season. Not only are these peppers very tasty but as the small 1.5″ chilis start to ripen the plant looks very ornamental. When you cut open these peppers, you’ll notice that distinct smell of Tabasco sauce. Peppers ripen from green to yellow then orange, and finally red. Best used in any stage of ripening other than green. You won’t be disappointed with these Tabasco pepper seeds; the plants are incredibly prolific and will reward you will a nice load of produce. If you’re looking for another variety of chili that has excellent culinary use then check out our Thai Dragon pepper seeds, small and spicy Asian chilis.
Sample size packs can be found here.
Starting Tabasco Pepper Seeds
Unless you live in a climate that is warm year-round, starting pepper seeds indoors is recommended. Plant at a depth of 1/4″ in sterile, moist seed starting mix. Place the sown seeds in a warm area, over 75F, for the best germination rate. The use of a humidity dome over the sown seeds will ensure they don’t dry out before germination occurs. Once the seedlings break the surface of the soil be sure to provide a bright source of light to ensure they don’t stretch and become “leggy”. Light coming in a window is rarely sufficient for proper growth. Even a south facing window is usually not enough. Providing light from a fluorescent or LED fixture over the top of your sprouts will ensure proper growth. If you’re new to growing peppers from seed we recommend you take a look at our guide on starting pepper plants indoors.
these plants were loaded with peppers and they look really cool once they start changing color, can smell tabasco when youre picking them
Germinated great, can’t wait to make some Tabasco sauce