Anaheim Chilli seeds


The Anaheim chilli can often be confused with being a sweet pepper due to its shape and size, as it somewhat resembles a Thor sweet pepper.  The chilli gets its name from Anaheim in California.

The chilli matures from green to red, but most are often used when still green.  The pods have a thick, waxy, waterproof skin that should be removed before use.  Traditionally the method is to roast them either over an open fire, a BBQ or a gas hob until the skins are burnt and blistered, then seal them in a bag to let the heat further loosen the skin.  When cooled, simply peel back the burnt skin away from the flesh.  They are also a great chilli to be used stuffed as an alternative to the Poblano.

Chilli (Anaheim) seeds

SKU: 0018
£1.90 Regular Price
£1.71Sale Price
    • Heat Level: 500 - 2,500 Scoville Units (Sweet & Mild)
    • Species: Capsicuum Annuum
    • Origin: Anaheim, California
    • Pod Description: Pods grow to around 25cm long and about 5cm wide.  matures from green to red
    • All seeds are germination trialled
    • Seeds are supplied in bio-degradable/recyclable packaging



    • Sow a few seeds into a tray in late February to May and cover lightly with seed compost
    • Either use a heated propagator or pop the seed tray into an enclosed plastic bag and seal and place on a windowsill
    • Once the seedling has produced two true leaves (second set of leaves) they can be transplanted into individual pots
    • Try and maintain around 20-25 degrees while young plants
    • As the plant grows, transplant into as large a pot as allows, this will determine the size of the plant
    • Once the plant has flowered and has started to produce small chillies, it will benefit from a feed of either comfrey tea or tomato feed
    • Chillies dislike irregular watering as this will sometimes cause blossom end rot (the base of the chilli/pepper rots)

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