|The cultivar, 'Greenleaf Tabasco' is a compact perennial with multiple flowers located at top of stalks. Leaves tend to be oval, smooth and about 2 inches in length. Pod size is 1.25 inches long and .5 inch wide and very hot. Fruit color is red when mature. Resistant to tobacco etch virus.
C. frutescens are tabasco peppers and are named for the town of their origin, Tabasco, Mexico. Take great care when dealing to use gloves when harvesting as this pepper tend to measure between 30,000 and 50,000 Scoville heat units.