Chili pepper 'Ancho San Luis'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Ancho San Luis'

  • 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 San Luis is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Ancho San Luis requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 - 8.5 - it grows best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Ancho San Luis from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 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 San Luis about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Ancho San Luis

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

Harvesting Ancho San Luis

Chili pepper Ancho San Luis Etymology

Heirloom Ancho chili pepper from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. A geographic and family heirloom.

Ancho San Luis folklore & trivia

Introduced to the American SSE in the 1980s, by several people- one of whom is Grovespirit’s Mom.

Grovespirit’s Mom was so impressed by the flavor, size and productivity of these chiles that she brought the seeds back from a trip to the San Luis Potosi region. GS and her Mom grew them out in her West TX as a recuerdo (souvenir) of the trip, then because they were very good performers GS gave some seeds to her Mom’s twin sister- Grovespirit’s aunt.
GS’s aunt was a very active SSE heirloomer and organic farmer near Billings, Montana. She had a large organic vegetable garden for her family, planted with numerous heirlooms. She was delighted to finally have some seeds for a large, flavorful, productive, easy-care, Mexican chile.

Misspellings of Chili pepper 'Ancho San Luis'

San Luis Ancho, Recuerdo San Luis, Recuerdo, Ancho Recuerdo

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Ancho San Luis'

Heirloom Ancho, Souvenir Ancho, Recuerdo de San Luis