The Ancho Poblano is a mild chili pepper originating in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Dried, it is called ancho or chile ancho, from the Spanish word ancho. Stuffed fresh and roasted it is popular in chiles rellenos poblanos.
The poblano pepper is not considered a hot or spicy pepper, though they do have a small amount of heat. They measure between 1,000 – 2,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) on the Scoville Scale.
Just like any other chili pepper, poblano peppers can be eaten raw or cooked into many meals. Roasting them is not necessary, though they are delicious roasted.
What is another name for poblano peppers?
The poblano (Capsicum annuum) is a mild chili pepper originating in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Dried, it is called ancho or chile ancho, from the Spanish word ancho ("wide"). Stuffed fresh and roasted it is popular in chiles rellenos poblanos.
Ancho Poblano Chili Pepper Organic Seeds
Plant poblano pepper seeds indoors eight to 12 weeks before the last average frost date. Keep the seed tray in a warm, well-lit area. The seeds will germinate best with a heat mat and supplemental lighting. Keep the potting mix slightly moist.
How long do Peppers take to grow from seed?
As I mentioned above, peppers need a fairly long growing season to mature. Depending on the type you have, it can take 4-5 months (100-150 days) to grow peppers from seed to harvest. Some grow much faster than others do. And of course, they will start producing much faster in the ideal conditions.