‘Great for stuffing’
Anaheim Pepper originated in New Mexico and was taken to Anaheim in California, where it was widely cultivated.
The plant grows to about 1 metre high and produces huge pods. These large mild chillies are perfect for stuffing. Mexican chefs also like to dice or puree them and then add them to sauces, soups, and casseroles.
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They have a tough skin, but it peels off easily, if you first char the chilies over a flame and then steam them in a paper bag for several minutes. This chilli is available all year around, but they’re best in the summer. When the pods are mature and red it is called a ‘Chilli Colorado’ or ‘California Red Chilli’. Grows from seed to a whopping 20 cm fruit in under 80 days.
Pod size: 20 cm
Heat wise: Mild