Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties

TABASCO (PI 586675)

Species: Frutescens | Origin: Costa Rica | Heat: Hot

Tabasco peppers are the only types of Capsicum frutescens that are well known in North America. These fiery little jewels are the primary ingrediant in tabasco sauce, the famous hot sauce that has been produced in southern Louisiana since 1848 when the peppers were first imported from the State of Tabasco in Mexico. Growers today cannot keep up with demand and tabasco peppers are imported from Columbia and Central America to be mashed in Louisiana. The tabasco plant can grow upto 4-6 feet tall and is just loaded with slender 1.5in upright pods which mature from light green to orange and then to red approximately 75 days after transplanting. Originally from somewhat swampy regions it prefers hot and humid conditions for maximum productivity. 50,000-80,000 SHU.

Mark McMullan

Brian Krause


Species: Frutescens | Origin: Unknown | Heat: Hot

The 'Greenleaf' Tabasco developed by Auburn University in Alabama USA is very similar to the regular Tabasco, but has been bred to be resistant to tobacco etch virus (TEV) The pods are 1 to 1.25 inches long by 0.25 to 0.375 inches wide grow upright and mature from yellow to orange to red. Very prolific producing upto 100 pods per plant.

Cross Country Nurseries


Species: Frutescens | Origin: USA | Heat: Hot

A mature pod shown here. Description currently unavailable.

Jukka Kilpinen


Species: Frutescens | Origin: USA | Heat: Hot

heavy set of pendent 1x'1/3" smooth, blunt-tipped orange fruits on 1x1' plants with small leaves; looks almost exactly like Orange Pekoe, but has small greenish flowers

Jukka Kilpinen

Jeff Nekola UWGB