80 days from transplanting. One of the most popular
chiles in Mexico. The green
poblano is stuffed with cheese
or meat for chiles rellenos
(recipe inside) and the dark,
reddish-brown dried ancho is
used in a variety of sauces
such as the traditional “mole
1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units (mild).
This packet yields approximately 24 plants started indoors.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost when air temperature is at least 70°F and soil temperature is at least 65°F.
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 9 & 10, can also sow in midsummer for fall crop.
Harvesting: Harvest when peppers are dark green, 3.5" long and 2" wide. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting, or wear gloves to harvest peppers.
Artist: Susan Rubin