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Tabasco Chilli Pepper Heirloom

€2,50 EUR

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A famous Chilli pepper for hot sauces

The Tabasco Chilli Pepper, a heirloom variety hailing from Mexico's Tabasco state, boasts a Scoville rating of 30,000 to 50,000. This particular pepper, known scientifically as Capsicum frutescens, grows to a maximum length of 5 cm and changes color from green to yellow to orange before maturing to a stunning red. Its compact, bushy plants can grow up to 1.5m tall and have a high yield, making this pepper a popular choice for creating spicy sauces.

Scientific Name: Capsicum Frutescens

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 24C-28C

Germination time in days: 7-14 day

Indicative Days to maturity: 60-90 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile

Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow seed in a propagator from March in warmth. Keep small plants in a sunny, frost-free environment until they can be planted in the greenhouse from late April or outdoors in late May. Transplant with 90 cm between plants

Scientific Name: Capsicum frutescens

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 20C-24C

Germination time in days: 20-30 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 60-90 days

Sunlight: full sun

Soil requirement: well drained, non acidic

Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors early spring 1"deep, 2" apart at a soil temperature of at least 18C. The plant is sensitive to temperature variations. Transplant outdoors when temperatures have warmed up and the last chance of frost has passed. Plant row apart 24". It is advised to grow this pepper in a greenhouse or sunny sheltered spot since they need high temperature to grow