Tabasco Hot Pepper Seeds - (Capsicum frutescens)

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Seed Count:
Approx 25 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
90 days
Days to Germination:
14-21 days @ 75-95F
Light Preference:
Full sun
Plant Spacing:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Ripe Tabasco Peppers - (Capsicum frutescens)
  • Ripening Tabasco Peppers  - (Capsicum frutescens)
  • Ripening Tabasco Peppers  - (Capsicum frutescens)
  • Tabasco Heirloom Peppers  on the bush - (Capsicum frutescens)
  • Tabasco Heirloom Pepper Seeds - (Capsicum frutescens)

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Tabasco Pepper - Avery Island Original

These highly prolific peppers have a surprising heat level that comes on immediately and lasts longer than expected. The 2" long peppers grow upright on bushes, ripening from yellow through orange to a bright fire-engine red. They are the only frutescens variety known with “juicy” fruits, not dry on the inside like all others, perfectly suited to fermenting!

Tabasco peppers like warm soil and warm weather to produce and ripen fully.

Named after the Mexican state of Tabasco and are the unique, treasured ingredient in Tabasco sauce from Louisiana. The name is a derivation of the Aztec Nahuatl word "tapach-co", meaning the place of shells or coral.

Maunsell White is credited with introducing these peppers to New Orleans in 1850. He subsequently gave them to Edmund McIlhenny, who married the daughter of Judge Avery, owner of a plantation on Avery Island. The rest is history, resulting in the world-famous Tabasco Pepper Sauce.


Indigenous to Central and South America, peppers were developed into a crop plant around 3,000 BC or perhaps even earlier. Columbus introduced Capsicum into Europe and it also spread to Africa and Asia.


Peppers are used fresh, dried, and cooked. Peppers contain vitamins A and C.

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