(C. frutescens)This is the pepper used to make Tabasco sauce. It was introduced to the country in the 1800’s from México and is still going strong. The peppers are 1 1/2-3” long and are held upright on the plants. They ripen from green to yellow to orange to red. 30,000-50,000 Scovilles. 90 days.
21-26 days, 72ºF. Start early indoors and transplant well after last frost. Grow seedlings at 62ºF night temperature and 70ºF day temperature. Lower temperatures permanently reduce plant productivity.