30,000 - 50,000 SHU
The tabasco pepper is a variety of the chili pepper species Capsicum frutescens, like the Naga Jolokia. It’s a very pungent pepper grown mostly in the Gulf Coast states and Mexico. It is mostly known as the pepper used to make the very famous hot sauce, Tabasco sauce. It’s one of the most well known peppers next to the jalapeno pepper.
So we all know the name of this chilli as we purchase it in bottles from the supermarket. But it really is so exciting to grow and has an inside texture like no other chilli pepper. It is juicy on the inside as opposed to the slightly dry texture of most chillies. This is the first year I have grown these but judging by the germination rate it looks like these will be a success.