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Anaheim Chile Pepper Seeds bin138C

Anaheim Chili Pepper seeds. For bulk orders over 1 LB, contact us
Scoville heat units: 500 to 2,500 (mild)


Also called a New Mexico or California chile, this is a green, chile-type, mildly hot pepper that ripens to a pretty deep red. The thick-walled fruit is the classic pepper used for chiles rellenos, soups, and stews. Rich, mellow flavor. Plants are disease resistant. Plants bear continously through summer where nighttime temperatures aren't higher than 90 degrees. This is also the variety that has been most widely grown and dried to make ristras, or string of dried Chile peppers, that are a New Mexico tradition. Originating as a practical way for farmers to cure peppers to keep a long time, the pretty strings of dozens of dried red peppers have taken on ornamental value as well.

Germination: Sow seeds 1/4" deep and keep the soil at 80-85 degrees F until germination, if starting seeds indoors, the top of a refrigerator will work very well to keep soil temperature warm; provide sunlight or a grow light for 12-16 hours a day. When the outdoor temperatures exceed 65 degrees F during the day and no less than 55 degrees F at night, transplant the seedlings 12-16" apart.

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