Anaheim Pepper Seeds Non-GMO
About Anaheim Peppers
Days to Maturity: 80 days
Hardiness Zone: 3-12
Planting Depth: 1/4”
Plant Spacing: 12-24”
Row Spacing: 2-3’
Growth Habit: Upright
Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
Temp Preference: 78-85℉
Light Preference: Full sun
Pests/diseases: Cut worms, tobacco mosaic virus
Flavor: Crunchy, mild, thick-skinned
Sowing Anaheim Pepper Seeds: Start pepper seeds indoors in peat pots about 8 weeks before the last expected spring frost. Sow them 1/4″ deep and keep the soil at 80-85 degrees F until germination; provide sunlight or a grow light for 12-16 hours a day. When the outdoor temperature reaches 60-65 degrees F during the day and no less than 50 degrees F at night, transplant the seedlings 12-16″ apart. Exposing the plants to the weather for several hours a day before transplanting may help prevent shock. Peppers also grow well in containers or raised beds.
Growing: Keep the soil evenly moist and weeds under control; mulching the plants may help with this. If excess heat and sun cause the plants to wilt, provide shade.
Harvesting: Harvesting hot peppers is basically a matter of personal preference. Generally, the longer the peppers mature on the vine, the hotter they will taste. Mature peppers, however, signal the plant to stop producing; if the peppers are picked when still at the green stage, the plant will go on producing. Always use a knife or scissors to remove peppers to prevent damage to the fragile stems. Anaheim peppers are known for being very versatile, and can be eaten fresh, preserved, or dried.