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Ancho Gigantea Pepper Seeds

Ancho Gigantea Pepper Seeds

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Also known as a Poblano pepper, the Ancho Gigantea is one of the more commonly used peppers in Mexico known to add a fantastic mild flavor to any cuisine!

This short plant will grow up to 2 ft. tall and produce many 4" heart-shaped peppers that will continue to grow if they are picked frequently. Some of these peppers grow twisted with shiny skin and a wrinkly texture. They change colors from dark green to red, but you can pick these peppers at either stage.

With a sweet and smoky flavor, and a mild heat reaching up to 3,000 SHUs, the Ancho Gigantea is a pepper you don't want to miss out on. When dark green, these peppers are used for stuffing and roasting, as well as for sauces and salsas. You can also let the Gigantea peppers ripen to red and be dried as ancho chiles, and those can be used to make sauces, soups, and meat seasoning.

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 2 ft.
  • Pod Size: 4 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 90 - 99 days
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 1,000-3,000

Growing Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Curtis B.
My new favorite Poblanos!

Last year my wife and I had an informal poblano trial. We love poblano peppers and wanted to see which one performed the best in our yard. We started these seeds alongside several other varieties and monitored through the season. Poblanos are usually very productive for us, but these were, by far, the biggest and best poblanos we have grown. We are doubling down on these this year!

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed