Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum frutescens 'Tabasco Miniature'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: frutescens (froo-TESS-enz) (Info)
Cultivar: Tabasco Miniature
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Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Heat (Pungency):

Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Yellow changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Charlottesville, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 11, 2013, 1lisac from Liberty Hill, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This looks like a Medusa pepper, but they aren't hot. Foliage, growth habit, blooms and pods all look like Medusa tho.

Positive

On Oct 21, 2008, rickbayless from Charlottesville, VA wrote:

This is a dense, shrubby, attractive plant that reaches 3 inches in height and is covered with delicate white blossoms and half-inch yellow to red chile pods. Thrives indoors on a sunny window sill. Lives about two years in a 4 inch pot before becoming root bound. Similar to regular tabasco in taste and heat level. A real novelty - the Bansai of chile peppers!