Ancho - Hot Pepper

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Ancho peppers are the perfect addition to any Mexican dish. These fat, heart-shaped peppers are mildly hot with a distinct flavor that will take your cooking to the next level. Ancho peppers grow on a bushy 36 inch plant, making them the perfect pepper for chile rellenos. Poblano is a term used to describe the fresh version of the pepper when it is young and green. The dried peppers are renamed Ancho chile peppers.

Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. A heat mat helps to speed up the germination process. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. Peppers generally have long growing seasons and grow slowly during cool temperatures. Delay transplanting until your soil has thoroughly warmed up in the spring. A week before transplanting time, harden off plants by exposing them to an increasing number of hours outdoors each day. Peppers are less cold tolerant than tomatoes.

Scientific Name: Capsicum annum
Days to Maturity: 88-150
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Days to Sprout: 9-14
Plant Spacing: 12-18"
Row Spacing: 18-36"
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 30-36"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No