Heirloom Organic Ancho 101 Pepper Seeds (10)
Ancho (10 seeds) When fresh and still green, these mildly hot, heart-shaped peppers are stuffed and made into chiles rellenos. When mature they are dark, rust red, richly flavored, and often dried and ground into chili powder. Peppers become 4 inches long, tapering to a blunt point. ANCHO 101 - mild; Ancho/Poblano; 3 to 4 inches long by 2 to 3 inches wide; medium thick flesh; matures from dark green to red; pendant pods; green leaves; 30 to 36 inches tall; Mid Season (70-80 days); Uses: Large Stuffing, Mexican Cuisine, Mole, Powder, Roasting; from Mexico; called "poblano" when fresh, "ancho" when dried; C.annuum.
Poblano - Fresh green poblanos make some of the best rellenos because of their mild heat and heart-like shape. Anchos are the dried form of this pepper, and are used in making many sauces like mole. This heirloom is easy to grow.
Chiles are 4" long and 2-1/2" wide and ripen from dark green to rust red. Plants are 30" tall and yield a continuous harvest all season long. Capsicum annuum (75 days)
Heat Level: Mild Scoville 500 - 1,000
~ Packet contains 10 seeds.
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart in the garden, or into large 5 gallon containers. Harvest chiles when they are green.