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Chilli Pepper Seed 'Ancho'

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Capsicum annuum 'Ancho'

  • Mild Chilli Pepper.
  • The traditional variety for making mole and chilli rellenos.
  • Dark green fruits mature to a deep red.
  • Perfect for drying.
  • Approximately 1000-1500 SHUs

Mild Chilli: 1000 - 5000 SHU'sHow Hot Is That?...Chilli Pepper Heat Guide


Supplied as a packet of approximately 10 seeds.

SOLD OUT UNTIL 2021

1 or more £2.50GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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This is probably the most popular Chilli Pepper grown in Mexico, with an average area of 37,000 acres grown each year!

As immature green fruits they are known in the US and parts of Mexico as 'Poblano' (though technically a Poblano is simply an Ancho Chilli that has been grown in the Puebla region of Mexico). To confuse matters more, if they mature to red or are dried they continue to be known as 'Ancho' - but  if they mature to a dark brown colour they are known as 'Mulato'. 'Ancho' means "wide" in Mexican and relates to the broad, flat, heart-shaped pods in the dried form. This is the chilli traditionally used for making mole and chilli rellenos.

Fruits are heart shaped and vary from 2"-6" (5-15 cm) in length and 2"-3" (5-7.5 cm) wide. The plant has a very open habit, growing to approximately 3-4 feet (90-120 cm) tall with a spread of 2-3 feet (60-90 cm).

  • Origin: Mexico.
  • Heat: Mild - approximately 1000-1500 SHUs

Mild Chilli: 1000 - 5000 SHU'sHow Hot Is That?...Chilli Pepper Heat Guide

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How To...

How To Sow & Grow Chilli Pepper & Sweet Peppers
Detailed advice on sowing and growing chilli peppers and sweet peppers - both inside and outside.

How To Videos

How To Grow Chillies & Sweet Peppers - Part 1 (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on the basics of caring for chillies and sweet peppers in the first few months.

How To Grow Chillies & Sweet Peppers - Part 2 (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on the basics of caring for chillies and sweet peppers as the season progresses.

How To Sow & Transplant Chilli Peppers, Sweet Peppers & Aubergines (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen explaining how to sow and then transplant chilli and sweet peppers. The same technique can also be used for aubergines.

Recipes

Chilli Jam Recipe
Stephen's recipe for making delicious chilli jam. A very versatile recipe that can be used for making chilli jams of all heats - or even sweet pepper jam.

Chilli Sauce Recipe
A quick and easy recipe for chilli sauce. Experiment with different varieties of chilli peppers to get just the right amount of heat for your tastebuds.

Stir-fried Brussels Sprouts Recipe
A quick and simple recipe for stir-fried Brussels sprouts that also works with cabbage, kale and other brassicas.

Thai Chilli Sauce Recipe
An easy recipe for Thai chilli sauce. Mild, medium, or hot - it depends on the chillies you use.

General Information

A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.

Chilli Pepper & Sweet Pepper Heat Guide
A guide to the heat levels of sweet peppers and chilli peppers - from the cool to the volcanic. Also details on how Chilli Pepper heat levels are measured.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265