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Ancho produces 8-15 cm long, widfe bulky, very mild pods. The large pods are shiny and have a touch of sweetness and they ripen from green to dark green to dark red almost dark purple. The plants grow a maximum of 90 cm. These are the peppers what the famous ancho powder is made out of. The mature peppers can be used used in sauces or you can even stuff these peppers with meat or beans and bake them. They are widely used in Mexican cooking as these peppers are the most widley grown chillies in Mexico.
Sow the Ancho chilli pepper seeds about 1 cm deep into a seed tray or in small pots or cells. Cover lightly, water and place inside at between 20-25 Celsius. To aid germination, place the tray in a plastic bag. Sow January-March. Germination can be slow with some hot peppers. As soon as seedlings are large enough to handle, prick out.Transplant the seedlings into small individual pots. Use rich compost and keep the plants between 20-30 Celsius during the growing season. For best production keep the plants in the greenhouse. Regular feeding is recommended.