This special variety of pepper, which originated in Mexico, was brought to Louisiana in the mid-1800s. A man named Edmund McIlhenney loved it so much, that he created the Tabasco Pepper Brand sauce company which starred the Tabasco pepper! This pretty plant provides lots of small hot peppers that change from yellow to orange to red, with red being the spiciest form of the fruits. Enjoy this smoky pepper in any dish!
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