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The Poblano is a mild chili from the State of Puebla, Mexico. Dried, it is referred to as chile ancho. The ripened red Poblano is much hotter and more flavorful than the less ripe, green poblano. Poblanos tend to have a mild flavor, but occasionally and unpredictably, they can have a substantial amount of heat. Peppers from the same Poblano plant can vary in intensity of flavor and heat. A closely related variety is the mulato, which is darker in color, sweeter in flavor and softer in texture.

Growing Poblano Peppers

Hardiness of the Poblano Pepper Plant:


Where do Poblano Peppers come from?


Mature Height:

63.0 cm / 24.57"

Mature Spread:

25.0 cm / 9.75"

When is the Poblano ready for harvest?

Late Summer

Some varieties may need to be supported with a cane as the fruit develops.

What zones does Poblano grow best in?

10 - 12

Ideal PH for Poblano Pepper Plant:

7.0 - 8.5

How much nitrogen fertilizer does Poblano need?


What type soil should I grow Poblano in?


How much sunlight does Poblano need to grow?

Full Sun

Can Poblano seeds be sown directly?


How deep to plant Poblano?

0.5 cm / 0.20"

How far apart should I sow Poblano Peppers?

5.0 cm / 1.95" Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to sow rows of Poblano. 35.0

The lowest temp that Poblano will germinate at: 18°C / 64°F

The highest temp that Poblano will germinate at: 32°C / 90°F

How far apart to plant Poblano seedlings?

40.0 cm / 15.60"

How long does Poblano take to grow?

Days to Germination: 11 days Average 11 days | Min 6 days | Max 18 days
Days to Transplant: + 92 days Average 92 days | Min 49 days | Max 178 days
Days to Maturity: + 109 days Average 109 days | Min 102 days | Max 117 days
Total Growing Days: 212 days



Parent Category: Species Guides
Category: Peppers