Anaheim Pepper


Anaheim Mild Pepper extremely popular hot pepper in Southern California and New Mexico; Anaheim has been cultivated in New Mexico for centuries. It is a classic open-pollinated pepper variety. Cone peppers ripen in about 80 days, are 7 "by 1.5", dark green in color, turn red as they mature. Slightly hot peppers are used for canning, drying, and fresh.
In 1896, an entrepreneur nаmed Emilio Ortega came to Anaheim, California, where he opened a cannery; along with him appeared his prize pepper variety, which soon became known and loved as Anaheim pepper.


How to grow Anaheim Pepper from seeds:

    • Sowing: Plant Anaheim Mild Pepper seeds indoors in peat pots eight weeks before the last expected spring frost. They should be planted 1/4-inch deep in 80-85 degrees F soil before germination. Sunlight should be for 12-16 hours a day. Seedlings can be replanted 12-16″ apart when outside temperatures rise to 60-65 degrees F during the day and at least 50 degrees F at night. Pepper also grows well in containers or beds.
    • Plant Spacing: 12-16″
    • Growing of Anaheim Mild Pepper: The soil must be evenly moist and free of weeds. Can achieve an excellent result by mulching plants. Provide shade if excessive heat and sun are causing the plants to wilt.
    • Anaheim Mild Pepper Soil Requirements for: Keep the soil evenly moist, maintain soil temperatures at 80-90°F (27-32°C)
    • Anaheim Mild Pepper Seeds Days to Germination: 21 days.
    • Light Preference of Anaheim Mild Pepper: Full Sun.
    • Life Cycle of Anaheim Mild Pepper: Annual.
    • How and When to Harvest Anaheim Mild Pepper: As you know, the longer the pepper ripens on the vine, the sharper it is. Harvesting is becoming a personal preference. The plant continues to bear fruit if the pepper is harvested in the green stage, and the mature pepper signals the plant to stop production. Always use a knife or scissors to cut the crop to avoid damaging the fragile stems. Anaheim peppers are known for their versatility and can be eaten fresh, canned, or dried.
    • Anaheim Mild Pepper Days to Maturity: 75 days to green; 95 days to red.
    • Anaheim Mild Pepper's Seed Saving: Isolation or cage may be required to maintain genetic purity as peppers will be cross-pollinated with other peppers. The pepper must be fully ripe for harvesting the seeds. Remove the seeds from it, spread them out to dry for about two weeks. Store seeds in a cool, dry place for up to two years.


  • Common Names: Anaheim
  • Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
  • Species Origin: New Mexico
  • Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Hot Pepper, Warm Season
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • USDA Zоnes:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Seeds per Ounce: 4,000
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Height:30 Inches
  • Color: Red, Green
  • Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer
  • Uses: Culinary


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