The most treasured pepper we grow. Young green peppers are named Poblano, while ripe peppers are named Ancho. Dried and smoked, they are used for paprika and called Mulato. The poblano (Capsicum annuum) is a mild chili pepper originating in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Large, dark green, shiny skinned peppers. Used to make Chili Rellenos in the Poblano stage when they are mild. As they ripen they are significantly hotter and become Ancho Peppers. Dried and powdered Ancho peppers are used to make Paprika, Chili Powder, or Mole. We’ve smoked these Ancho peppers using chokecherry wood to make smoked paprika. It resulted in a unique deep smooth smoked paprika which surpassed any storebought smoked paprika. You can expect these large plants to produce heavily so plant 90 cm apart and stake plants.