Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties


Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: mild

Poblano Chile when fresh or Ancho Chile when dried, these glossy, flattened chiles are a dark shiny green ripening to reddish brown and usable at either stage. They are 100 to 125 mm long and distinctively heart shaped. Poblanos are a relatively mild variety whose mellow aromatic flavor combines well with other ingredients in all types of cuisines to make rich sauces and mild chile powders. They are wonderful stuffed or roasted and added to tomato or egg dishes. Poblanos are easy to dry and hang in the kitchen in long, shiny strings, and you’ll find they will quickly become a staple. Plants grow to 750mm with handsome fruits borne like pendants from the upright branches

© Tommi Hietavuo


Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Mild

From Puebla, this is one of the most common Mexican chiles. The chiles are heart shaped, about 4 inches long and 3inches wide.see Ancho (the dried form)

© Mark McMullan

© Mark McMullan