Ancho Grande/Poblano chilli seeds (Available Autumn 2021)
The Ancho is a very mild chilli from the Mexican state of Puebla, 'poblano' meaning 'pepper from Puebla'. The Ancho pods are heart shaped and can grow up to 15cm long, they have thick flesh and ripen from a dark green to deep chocolate brown or red.
Chilli (Ancho Grande) seeds
- Heat Level: 500 - 3,000 Scoville Units (Sweet & Mild)
- Species: Capsicuum Annuum
- Origin: Mexico
- Pod Description: Ancho are large pods, growing from 7-15cm and 5-7.cm wide. They start light green and darkening to deep green and eventually 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)