Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Ancho Mulato') in the Peppers Database

Vegetables
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: Mexico

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Ancho
Pepper Shape: Wrinkled
Heart
Fruit Length: 3 - 5 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1 - 2.5 inches
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Other: Green to blackish brown
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 70 - 80 color not specified
Wall Thickness: Medium
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 2500
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: 36 - 42 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

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Comments:
Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 15, 2012 1:20 PM

Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: Mexico
PI: PI 640829
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals: white
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: Green > brown,5"L
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 80 Days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Scoville units: 100-200
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

This heart shaped pepper is what Mexicans use to make mole and chile rellanos, an integral part of Mexican Cuisine .The peppers are known as 'Ancho' when dried and 'Poblano' when fresh. The peppers are typically 3 to 4inches in length, mild in heat and mature from dark green to reddish brown in approx 80 days.

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