Pepper, Ancho Gigantea

Capsicum annuum
$2.99 to $38.25
SKU: 1213
  • Fruits ripen from green to red
  • Fruits are heart-shaped
  • Rich flavor
  • Medium hot pepper
  • 90 days from transplant
  • ±3,400 seeds/oz
  • Plant tag for Ancho Gigantea

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The standard Mexican variety for sauces and stuffing, excellent for chiles rellenos. Green-black heart-shaped fruits measure 4" long. Referred to as poblanos when fresh and anchos when ripened to red and dried. Distinctive rich flavor. 90 days from transplant. Medium hot. ±3,400 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

You should start plants indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.

Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F.