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Chilli - Anaheim - 10 seeds

Chilli - Anaheim - 10 seeds

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The Anaheim pepper, also known as New Mexico pepper or California green chile, is a mild to medium-hot chilli pepper cultivar. It is named after the city of Anaheim, California, where it was first cultivated. Anaheim peppers are typically green when young and mature to a red color if left on the vine longer. They are commonly used in Southwestern and Mexican cuisines, prized for their versatility and mild heat. Anaheim peppers are often roasted and used in salsas, sauces, stews, and chili. They are also popular for stuffing, grilling, or frying.

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Sowing and Growing Guide

Anaheim Chilli Pepper

Indoor Sowing

  • Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date.
  • Fill seed trays with seed starting mix and sow seeds 1/4 inch deep.
  • Keep the soil moist and maintain a temperature of 70-80°F for optimal germination.
  • Seedlings should emerge in 10-14 days.
  • Once seedlings have developed their first true leaves, transplant them into individual pots.
  • Transplant seedlings outdoors after the last frost date, once the soil has warmed up.

Outdoor Sowing

  • Sow seeds directly into the garden after the last frost date when the soil temperature is consistently above 60°F.
  • Choose a sunny location with well-draining soil.
  • Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep and 18-24 inches apart in rows spaced 24-36 inches apart.
  • Water the soil regularly to keep it consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
  • Provide support for the plants as they grow, as Anaheim peppers can become heavy with fruit.
  • Thin seedlings when they are 3-4 inches tall, leaving the strongest plants spaced 18-24 inches apart.

Growing

  • Anaheim chili peppers prefer full sun and well-drained soil.
  • Water the plants regularly, especially during dry periods, but avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot.
  • Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season.
  • Monitor for pests such as aphids, spider mites, and pepper weevils, and take appropriate measures to control them if necessary.
  • Harvest Anaheim peppers when they reach full size and are firm to the touch, typically 6-8 inches long and bright green in color.
  • Peppers can be harvested green or left on the plant to ripen to red, which will result in a sweeter flavor.
  • Use scissors or pruning shears to cut peppers from the plant, taking care not to damage the stem.
  • Store harvested peppers in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or preserve them by drying, freezing, or pickling.