peppers are the only types of Capsicum frutescens that are well
known in North America. These fiery little jewels are the primary ingrediant
in tabasco sauce, the famous hot sauce that has been produced in southern
Louisiana since 1848 when the peppers were first imported from the State
of Tabasco in Mexico. Growers today cannot keep up with demand and tabasco
peppers are imported from Columbia and Central America to be mashed in
Louisiana. The tabasco plant gets 4-6' tall and is just loaded with peppers.