Chile Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Poblano'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um)
Cultivar: Poblano
Additional cultivar information: (aka Ancho)

Height
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency)
Mild (1 to 1,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape
Bell
Tapered

Fruit Size
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color
Green changing to red
Green changing to brown

Disease Resistance

Seed Type
Open-pollinated

Usage
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Frying
Roasting
Drying

Other details

Soil pH requirements
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity
Early (55-68 days)

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow