Hot Pepper - Tabasco

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As used for Tabasco sauce, this pepper has fruits which measure 2.5-3cm long and up to 1cm wide. Upright pods. Ripens from greenish-yellow, to orange, to red. Extremely hot.

Sowing Time: March to April.

Sowing Instructions: Sow seeds on the surface of a free-draining compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost. Place in a propagator at 25-30C until after germination, which takes 10 to 15 days.

Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 3in pots. Plant in final situation when plants are 4in high, 18in apart. Outdoor crops - acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions before planting in sunny, fertile, moist, well drained soil, after all risk of frost.
After Care: Feed plants weekly with a tomato fertiliser once first fruits have set.
Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
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