Chili pepper 'Ancho Red'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Ancho Red'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Ancho Red is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Ancho Red needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Ancho Red from seed

Ensure a distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Ancho Red about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Ancho Red

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Ancho Red is a tender plant.

Harvesting Ancho Red