Ancho San Luis

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Ancho San Luis
Classification C. annuum
Type ancho
Fruit color red
Fruit shape conical
Fruit size large
Heat level mild
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 1,500-4,500
Maturity midseason
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Mexico
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Ancho San Luis - ripe fruit. 2014-10-04.


Large conical pods, they start out very dark green and then turn mahogany red. Pods are 5-6" long and 2-3" in diameter at the stem end. Mildly hot. Plants are very vigorous and can get up to 4' tall. Excellent fresh or dried, great for salsa or roasting.

Seed source:

Tomato Growers Supply 10

Year grown: 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • It is used to make mole and chile rellanos, which are intergral part of Mexican cuisine. In Mexico, the peppers are known as 'Ancho' when dried and 'Poblano' when fresh.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1996 Yearbook by Donald C. Kellums of Port Byron, Illinois (IL KE D), who purchased seeds from Tomato Growers Supply .

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