- 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|
|Flower Color(s): N/A|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|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'|
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.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.