I really want to grow my own Anaheim , Poblano, for roasting and freezing . I see some nice ones in the store , but green .Will they continue to mature or does that stop when picked , even tho' they turn red ? I haven't even looked for the plants , only buying the Mexi bell , bell , and sweet .
Way too expensive to order out of New Mexico , and wasn't out there to get them roasted last year . Season hadn't started yet in July .
ahhh, I see! Anaheims are named Magdelena Chiles, when red they are Chile Colorado, but Anaheim after the California city. perhaps if you looked for a Colorado Chile you could find the seeds mature enough?
Seeds are relatively cheap probably less than your equivalent wages for the time required to save and process seeds. Twilley for example has Op Anahiems for $3.00 Op Poblano $1.75 hybrids run about $4.00. Outfits like Totally Tomatoes and Tomato Growers supply give you a much wider choice of varieties. A ripe poblano is called an ancho and sometimes they can be found in stores. Problem with saving seed from grocery store fruits is that the subsequent plant is usually a surprise.
I've always had bad luck saving my own pepper seeds, if I do get them ripe enuff to collect seeds, they take a year to sprout- if mice haven't found em first, prefer the seeds I buy all the way around on these,
Bonnie plants carries generic versions of both Anaheim and Poblano. Since most of the nurserys in Georgia including the big box stores carry Bonnie plants you should be able to find them locally in the spring. If not you could always ask your favorite nursery to order a tray. Try to get them the day they come off the truck, as nurseries tend put them in proximity of flowers which can carry pepper mottle virus. The major reason I start my own plants. http://bonnieplants.com/products/vegetables/peppers In Dahlonaga you have Anderson's Feed and Supply and C& W Ace hardware as well as Walmart and Home depot.