Chili pepper Anaheim - 5 seeds

Chili pepper Anaheim - 5 seeds


Scoville heat units (SHU): 800 – 3,000

The Anaheim pepper is one of those peppers that’s big enough to be very versatile in its usage. Plus, its mild heat makes it a family favorite.

Anaheim pepper grows as a perennial and it can produce peppers over three years or more. It is an erect plant that grows to 1.5 feet (46 cm.) tall. It is mild rather than mouth-scorching and excellent for cooking and stuffing. For those interested in Anaheim pepper growing, note that the plant is easy to grow. All you need is a basic knowledge of Anaheim pepper care.

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Getting informed about the basic growth requirements of the Anaheim will get the help you produce a healthy, low-maintenance plant. Generally, Anaheim pepper growing is recommended in the U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 12. Anaheim peppers are tender vegetables, so you’ll need to wait until the soil is warm and freezes have passed to move the seedlings outdoors. If you are planting seeds, start them indoors a month and a half before the last frost date in your area. Don’t plant them too deeply, only about 0.2 inches (.05 cm.) deep in a location with full sun. Like many veggies, Anaheim peppers need the sun to grow and thrive. According to Anaheim pepper information, the plants prefer sandy loam as soil. Check the acidity of the soil and adjust to a pH of between 7.0 and 8.5. Space the seedlings a couple of feet apart, or a little less in raised beds. Irrigation is an important part of Anaheim pepper care. You need to water the pepper plants regularly during the growing season and keep the soil moist. If the plants don’t get enough water, the fruit can become stunted. On the other hand, take care not to provide too much water, as root rot and other fungal issues can occur. Use a few tablespoons of 5-10-10 fertilizer in a trench around each plant some 4 inches (10 cm.) from the stem.