- Originally from Mexico but named after the place that made it popular – Anaheim in California
- Ideal making salsa or simply stuffed.
- Days from seed to harvest – about 90 (3 months)
- About 45 to 60 cm high
The Anaheim chile pepper is great for making salsa or simply stuffed. They can be used as a substitute for poblano peppers.
When cooking with an anaheim chile pepper you can use them as an alternative to any recipe that says ‘bell pepper’, and will generate a slightly hotter taste.
- Stuffed Anaheim Peppers (see video)
- Anaheim Pepper stir-fry
- Chili with Anaheim peppers
Stuffed Anaheim Pepper Recipe
How to grow the pepper at home
Available from Amazon the anaheim chile pepper can be grown from seed.
How to grow anaheim peppers outdoors (garden, balcony, etc.)
The peppers prefer direct sunlight, well drained soil and need to be frost free.
If you want to grow them outdoors then the best option is to start them indoors about 8 weeks before the last frost and then transfer them when the nights are warmer.
They can be grown easily from seed but it’s very important to provide the right amount of moisture and to thin them out as they grow.
Fully grown they can be upto 45 to 60 cm in height i.e. an individual pot might be the best option.
How to grow Anaheim chile pepper indoors (hydroponics or aquaponics)
Because of the importance of moisture and light the peppers are ideally suited for hydroponics with additional lights.
Not only are they easier to grow, but you will also get fast results.
For more details have a look at our guide to growing peppers indoors