Anaheim Hot Pepper Seeds - (Capsicum annuum)

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Seed Count:
Approx 25 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
70-90 days
Days to Germination:
14-21 days @ 75-95F
Light Preference:
Full sun
Plant Spacing:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Green Anaheim Peppers - (Capsicum annuum)
  • Red and green Anaheim Peppers - (Capsicum annuum)
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  • Maturing  Anaheim Peppers - (Capsicum annuum)
  • Young Anaheim Peppers on the bush - (Capsicum annuum)
  • Anaheim Pepper seedlings - (Capsicum annuum)
  • Heirloom Anaheim Pepper Seeds - (Capsicum annuum)

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Anaheim Hot Pepper - Stuffing Pepper

Fairly sweet, only slightly spicy, this pepper is a good producer. It is the most dependably mild, large stuffing pepper. Broad shouldered thick fleshed fruits that taper to a blunt, rounded tip and ripen from dark green to a true red. Classic chile for chile rellenos. 


In 1884, Dr. Fabián García, the first horticulturist at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts — now New Mexico State University (NMSU) — began breeding the first improved New Mexican chile. He released the stable variety as ‘New Mexico No. 9’ in 1913, after 29 years of breeding and selection. This was the first New Mexican-type chile pod and the first cultivar from the new breeding program at NMSU.

Dr. García began his chile breeding career by improving the local chiles grown by Hispanic gardeners around Las Cruces, NM. He crossbred Mexican cultivars like the pasilla chile, chile negro varieties, Colorado chiles, and New Mexico landrace chiles like the widely popular ‘Chimayó.’

The New Mexican pod type is often mistakenly called ‘Anaheim,’ but is the reverse.

In 1894, a farmer named Emilio Ortega encountered the early breeding of the New Mexico No. 9 that Dr. García was working on and was enthralled with the mild, distinctive flavor. He learned how to fire roast and preserve the peppers by canning and brought seeds back to his home garden in southern California. He later developed the first commercial food company in Anaheim, CA, known as The Ortega Chile Packaging Company, where Anaheim Chile developed its specific traits and became a variety of its own.


Peppers are used fresh, dried, and cooked. Peppers contain vitamins A and C.

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