Tabasco Chile Pepper Capsicum annuum Tabasco
The chile pepper used to make the famous hot sauce of the same name. Its origin is the southern Mexican state of Tabasco, but it is now principally in Louisiana and other Gulf states. Attractive: fruits point upright, changing from yellow to orange and finally to bright red at which stage they are harvested. Compact bushes 30-120cm/12-48?high can bear as much as 100 chiles each. Heat: 9.