Poblano Pepper

At a Glance Info

  Light:  Full Sun

  Water:  Medium

  Soil type/pH:  Loamy and sandy; pH of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral to weakly alkaline)

  Spacing:  12 - 24 in. apart

  Height/Length:  Appx. 3 feet

  Type:  Hot pepper (Mild heat // 2,000 Scoville units)

 Fruit Size: 3-6 inches long


More Information

The Poblano pepper plant is an heirloom, open-pollinated variety of Capsicum annuum (pepper plant). It is an annual plant that is generally low-maintenance and easy to grow. The fruit ripens from dark green to dark red, but is generally picked when green.

Dig holes for planting twice the width of the pot and about the same depth as the pot. If your plant came in a biodegradable pot, click here for biodegradable pot instructions. Use a small amount of fertilizer at time of planting if your soil does not already contain it. Once the first fruit set, begin fertilizing according to package instructions. High nitrogen fertilizer should not be used as it will promote leaf growth while hindering fruit growth. Always use scissors or a knife when harvesting fruit to avoid plant damage.

Note: It is important that you do not plant nightshades in the same location each year. Tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplant are all nightshades. Try not to plant sweet peppers and hot peppers near each other to prevent cross-pollination.

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