Anaheim Chile Pepper
77 Days frm Transplant OP
Ripening from green to red, 6-8 inch fruits grow on medium sized plants. Fruits are medium hot at around 2500 scoville units. Delicious medium-hot flavor, excellent for roasting or frying, Perfect for fresh eating in salad as well as pickling and freezing. A heavy producer for small gardens, market gardens and the home garden. Also an attractive plant for a sunny windowsill or patio container outside. High yields. Harvest while green or ripe when red.
· Peppers were grown extensively in Central and South America, Mexico, and the West Indies long before birth of Christ
· Columbus and other early explorers who introduced peppers to welcoming Europeans
· Peppers are a major New World contribution to the cuisine of the Old World
· By the 17th century, peppers were cultivated not only in Europe, but in much of Asia and Africa
· Even though peppers are indigenous to the Americas, they were not introduced to North America until they arrived with the early colonists!
· Makes an excellent plant for collectors of plants for the home or greenhouse environment
· Perfect plant to grow from the Tropics
· Start indoors in a good draining potting mix indoors 6 weeks before planting outside or continue to grow indoors
· Germination results in12 -15 days at a soil temperature of 70-90 degrees F
· Soil temperature should be at least 60-70 degrees F when planting outdoors
Harden off and set out after all danger of frost is past in a nice sunny spot. For the biggest yields place plants in raised composted beds. Water regularly. Likes a deep, rich well fertilized soil. Keep moist and feed once a month.Transplant when large enough to handle into pots. Keep humid if in dry conditions by occasional misting. Do not allow to remain in standing water. Mist flowers to encourage fruiting.
· Keep plants well watered
· Seed can be sown indoors 6 weeks before last frost date