Species: Capsicum annuum


Species Capsicum annuum
Origin Mexico
Scoville Unities 30.000 - 50.000
Pungency Degree 6
Unripe Color Green
Ripe Color Red
Length 40 - 60 mm
Diameter 10 mm

General Info

Tabasco chili pepper has become famous due to its presence on the oldest and most famous chili pepper sauce in the world – in production for more than 125 years. Tabasco chili peppers are sometimes similar to malagueta or even cayenne chili peppers, but belonging to the Capsicum frutescens species. As it occurs on most chili peppers from this species, they usually grow pointing upwards. The name Amazon is rare but also used to define Tabasco chili peppers.


Tabasco seeds germinate generally after 20 days. Tabasco plants can take more than 90 days to reach their ripe state and their height can rage from 580 millimeters to 1,5 meter.

Gastronomy Tips and info

Tabasco chili peppers are originated from Mexico and became worldwide famous due to the highly appreciated sauce that’s received its name (produced on the state of Louisiana). Besides their unique flavor and relative small size, Tabasco chili peppers are also the favorite chili peppers used on commercially manufactured sauces due to the amount of pulp each chili has. Tabasco chili peppers are generally ground with salt and placed inside wood barrels where they are left for years. After that period, the mixture receive vinegar and other spices for finishing.