|The cultivar, 'Canario' is a compact perennial with multiple flowers located at top of stalks. Leaves tend to be oval, smooth and about 2 inches in length. Fruit color is yellow or sometimes red when mature. Pod size 1.75 inches tall by 1.25 inches wide.
C. pubescens, a compact grower, grows to 4 feet tall, but in the U. S. Gardens, 2 feet is more realistic. Purple flowers with purple and white anthers stant erect upon green hairy leaves. Tabasco peppers are named for the town of their origin, Tabasco, Mexico. Good for containers but grows best in greenhouses.