Pepper Chile Ancho/Poblano HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pepper Chile Ancho/Poblano HEIRLOOM Seeds


65 days from transplanting. One of the most popular chiles in Mexico. The green poblano is stuffed with cheese or meat for chile rellenos (recipe inside) and the dark, reddish-brown dried ancho is used in a variety of sauces such as the traditional “mole poblano”. 
1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units (mild).

This packet yields approximately 24 plants started indoors.

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Days to Emerge:
10-25 days from transplanting

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row Spacing:

Start indoors, plant seedlings 18" apart outdoors


When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 65º.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 9 & 10, can also sow in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Harvesting: "Harvest when peppers are dark green, 3 1/2" long and 2" wide. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

Artist: Susan Rubin

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