Ancho Grande Poblano Chili Seeds
Info: The Ancho Grande Poblano Chili is a typical Mexican sweet pepper, but with a dark colour and a slight spiciness. In Mexico they are traditionally harvested when green, then roasted and removed from their relatively thick skin (Poblano). A typical Mexican dish is the “Poblanos Rellenos” (stuffed Poblanos). In their red, ripe state they are often dried and made into a powder (Ancho). The flavour is reminiscent of raisins, prunes and coffee.
The plants grow up to approx. 70 cm in height, and develop numerous delicious fruits which are generally not eaten raw, but instead are grilled, cooked, stewed or stuffed.
Care: The germination temperature is between 20 und 28°C (7 - 20 day germination period), therefore the use of a greenhouse and a heating mat is recommended. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil, and do not tolerate waterlogging. They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. Put the plants outside approx. 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost.
|Level of spiciness||3 - 4|
|Scoville||1.000 - 2.500 SHU|
|optimal germination temperature||20 - 28 °C|
|Sowing||Feb. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||bushy, approx. 70 cm in height|
|Ripening||from green to red|
|Fruit appearance||small, long, pepper shaped, approx. 5 x 10 cm|
|Ripening time||70 - 85 days|