Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Anaheim') in the Peppers Database

Vegetables
Heredity: Open Pollinated
History: A mild roasting/stuffing pepper named for Anaheim, CA where it was first canned.
Country of Origin: New Mexico, USA

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: New Mexican
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 6-8"
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1.5"
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 75-80 green, 100 red.
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 250-1500 Hotter when red.
Heat: Mild 100-2500 SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24-30"
Plant Spread: 18"
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

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Posted by bitbit (Baltimore County, MD - Zone 7a) on Sep 22, 2011 1:03 PM

A large, mild chili pepper. Makes a great salsa if you don't like things too hot (or combined with other peppers if you do). Production and timing are not as good as other hot peppers (e.g. jalapeno and cayenne), but still earlier and more prolific than bell peppers.

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Sep 19, 2013 5:58 PM

One of my favorites
A must-have garden pepper for me that produces well. The large peppers can be picked green or red . It is a mild chilli pepper that is great roasted or fresh in so many dishes. The red is ripe and is best roasted, while I use the green for everything that needs a bit of flavor.
The plants get rather tall and need to be staked or the large peppers will pull the plant down to the ground.

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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 11:07 PM

This is one of the milder "hot" peppers, rating 500-2500 on the Scoville Scale. (For comparison, a jalapeno rates 2,500-5,000.) I grow this for use in my fresh salsas and gazpacho, as it adds a great flavor without excessive heat. It isn't one of my most prolific peppers, but one or two plants provide all the mildly hot peppers I need.

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