Anaheim Hot Pepper
Here is the Anaheim Hot Pepper, Capsicum annuum, Scoville units: 250 ~ 2,500 SHU. There are several variations of this pepper, This listing is for the HOT Anaheim type. This pepper originates from New Mexico and was created by the New Mexico State University in 1894. Then a farmer named Emilio Ortega brought the seeds from New Mexico to the Anaheim, California area in 1894 where it gets its name. Also known as California Chile and New Mexico No. 9, it was cultivated for canning in a factory near Anaheim around 1900. This pepper is typically used for Chilies Rellenos. The peppers get to 7 inches long and tapering to a point turn from dark green to red at maturity. Plants get to 3 ~ 4 feet tall and spreads out. Pungent, but not particularly hot. Open pollinated, 80 days.
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