Chile – Anaheim

Anaheim Pepper. Named for the California city where they first became popular in the early 1900s, Anaheim chiles are one of the most commonly available peppers in the United States. Anaheims are large, 6- to 10-inch-long cone-shaped pods that come in green and red varieties (red ones are also called chile colorado). Red Anaheim chiles are often dried for later use by stringing the pods together―the result is called a ristra, which is commonly used as decoration in the Southwest.

Anaheims in November 2014

anaheims

Details

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)

Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)

Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)

Cultivar: ?

 

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

 

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

 

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

 

Heat (Pungency):

Moderate (1,000 to 5,000 Scoville Units)

 

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Oblong

 

Fruit Size:

Large (more than 6″ in length)

 

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

 

Disease Resistance:

Unknown – Tell us

 

Seed Type:

Hybrid

 

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

Stuffing

Roasting

Drying

Pickling

 

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

 

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

 

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

 

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

 

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Late (more than 80 days)

 

 

 

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