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Ancho Poblano Hot Pepper Plant

Goodness Grows Edibles

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This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 8 - 10

Rocking a solid 1000 to 1500 on the Scoville Scale, Ancho Poblano Hot Pepper Plant will add the spice of life to your landscape and your plate! This pepper is mature at any color–green, yellow, or red–once it reaches the expected length of 4 inches. These peppers are mildly hot and are perfect for adding some spice to any dish without overwhelming your taste buds. It is a culinary staple in Mexican and Latin American cooking. These peppers are good fresh or dried, so enjoy them year round. 

Ancho Poblano Hot Pepper Plant Care  

Hardy in zones 8 through 10, plant this pepper in an area that receives full sun. It prefers average to well-drained soil with a slightly acidic pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Space this plant about 3 to 4 feet away from other plants in order to account for its full spread. This variety grows best with warm days and cool nights, so transplant seedlings outside after chances of frost have passed. 

Growing Ancho Poblano Hot Pepper Plant

Taking 68 to 88 days to harvest, start your seedlings indoors, about 8 weeks before transplanting outside. Peppers are typically self-pollinating but do enjoy being planted next to other peppers to aid in the pollination process. This plant has a sturdy, upright form with a height and spread of 3 to 4 feet–perfect for raised beds, veggie beds, and containers. Take care not to plant them next to other nightshades or brassicas, as this will hinder their growth and development as well as that of neighboring plants. 

When growing in a container, these pepper plants require large pots, at least 1 gallon in size. Use a potting mix designed for vegetables and top-dress your plant with an inch of compost or well-decomposed manure. 

Watering Ancho Poblano Hot Pepper Plant

Water the roots and avoid splashing the leaves, fruits, and blossoms during hot summers. Drip irrigation or soaker hoses are the perfect way to water your plants deeply without wasting much time. Using this method, your plants should receive water about 2 or 3 inches deep. To tell if your plant needs water, push your finger into the soil up to your second knuckle, and if the soil feels dry, water it.

Feeding Ancho Poblano Hot Pepper Plant

In a ground bed, till compost or all-purpose fertilizer into the top 2 to 4 inches of soil before transplanting pepper seedlings in the spring. If planted in a container, fertilize with a water-soluble fertilizer six weeks after planting and add compost to top-dress the root zone. 

Ancho Poblano Hot Pepper Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): N/A
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Ancho Poblano Hot Pepper Plant
Other Name(s): Ancho Poblano Hot Pepper
Scientific Name: Pepper 'Ancho Poblano'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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