Pepper hot (Capsicum frutescens)
One of the essential ingredients in the famous ‘Tabasco’ sauce, produces many glossy small 3cm long tapering fruits on tall vigorous plants.
English common name: Chili Pepper
Scoville units / heat level: 50,000
Average fruit size: 3 x 1cm (length x width)
Average fruits per plant: 100
Plant type: indeterminate (needs support)
Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots
Culinary use: Crush as a sauce and use on meat, fish or poultry.
Note: handle fruits with care, washing hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the heat level.