Chilli 'Tabasco' (Capsicum frutescens)

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Chilli 'Tabasco' (Capsicum frutescens)

Wow! That's what everyone says when they see this plant with 500 yellow, orange and red fruit. It is a stunning ornamental shrub.

Growing Tips

Plant in a protected spot out of fierce sunlight and wind in a well-drained but moist soil. May need some support when it ages.


The famous McIllhenny Tabasco sauce from Louisiana is made from this chilli. Adds authentic flavour to cajan/creole dishes but can be used in all cuisines.

Herb Attributes

HarvestApproximately 8-12 weeks
PositionPart to Full Sun
Heat rating out of 107