Pepper, Ancho Poblano

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Ancho Poblano Pepper plant produces heart-shaped fruits that ripen from dark green to deep red. Called Ancho when dried and Poblano when fresh. This is one of the most popular peppers grown in Mexico. Growers can choose from fully ripened, red fruits which are much hotter and flavorful than the earlier picked green ones.

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Ancho Poblano Pepper plant produces heart-shaped fruits that ripen from dark green to deep red. Called Ancho when dried and Poblano when fresh. This is one of the most popular peppers grown in Mexico. Growers can choose from fully ripened, red fruits which are much hotter and flavorful than the earlier picked green ones.

Suggested Planting Requirements: For optimal growth, choose soil that has been deeply worked with organic matter and good drainage. Adding organic matter is essential. A pH level of 6.0-6.8 is recommended. Chili peppers should be watered deeply but do not overwater. Can be grown in container gardens.

Growing Recommendations: Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Plant in sunny, warm, and sheltered areas. Areas with high wind should be avoided. Pinch all flowers until the main stalk reaches 18” for optimum support. Stake to keep fruit off the ground and mulch for disease and weed control. For Southern California growers, peppers may be kept over winter in warm areas and perennialized. For those living near the coast, take caution as pepper plants do not grow well in salty soil.

Harvesting and Storage: Harvest at any point to use both dry and fresh. These peppers can be added to stews and sauces and can be roasted or stuffed. Harvest the first fruits early to encourage continued production throughout the season. Cut (don’t pull) the fruit from the stems, as this will prevent damage. Harvestable from the green stage through the color change for varying flavor and texture.

 

Soil Temperature:75-85°F
Planting Depth:1/4″
Days to Germination:7-14+
Days to Maturity60-75+
Height at Maturity:1′-2′
Lighting Requirements:Full Sun
Spacing: 1′-2′

 

Capsicum annuum

Package Weight: .25 gram

Additional information

Weight.10 g
Dimensions5.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in
Weight

Packet, .5 ounce, 1 ounce

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