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Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub
Seed per packet: 15
One of the most popular peppers grown in Mexico, the plant is multi stemmed and can reach 60 cm (24”) in height. The pod itself is up to 7-15 cm (3-6”) long and about 5-7 cm (2-3”) wide. An immature poblano is dark purplish green in colour but eventually turns a red so dark as to be nearly black. Poblanos can be stored and even frozen in containers for many months until you are ready to use them. You can also choose to dry the peppers out for later use.
Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a well-drained, well fed soil in a sunny position. Annual in temperate climates perennial in the tropics.
Capsicums require warmth for germination, if starting early provide warmth.
Tropical: Year Round
Temperate: Early Spring to Early Summer
Cold: Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sow: 6mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 50cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 10-12 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.