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Anaheim is a Mexican chilli variety, which was taken to Anaheim in California and established as a seperate variety from other exican chillies. The variety was developed to have milder taste and larger fruits. It is a green pepper, maturing to red, and the fruits can reach 20 cm in length and 4 cm in width, tapering to a point. A meaty chilli which is excellent for stuffing and to garnish any Mexican dish.
Sow the Anaheim 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 with tomato fertilizer is recommended.