Chili pepper 'Poblano'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Poblano'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Some varieties may need to be supported with a cane as the fruit develops.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Poblano is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Poblano 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 Poblano from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

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

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

Transplanting Poblano

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

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

Harvesting Poblano

Ready to pick at three to six inches long. Typically picked green.

Expect harvests to start to occur in late summer.

Chili pepper Poblano Etymology

Poblano – a term for the people from Puebla, Mexico, where the chili is thought to have originated.

Ancho – from the Spanish meaning “wide”.

Poblano folklore & trivia

This particular pepper is thought to originate from the state of Puebla in Mexico.

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Poblano'