'Alpine Poblano' Pepper
'Alpine Poblano' Pepper

'Alpine Poblano' Pepper

Regular price $5.00 Sale

Capsicum annuum

Origin: Carbondale, CO

Improvement status: Landrace Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~30

Germination tested 1/24: 80%

Life cycle: Annual

A real breakthrough after years of breeding work by Casey Piscura and team at Wild Mountain Seeds in Zone 3 Carbondale, Colorado. We have available for you an F6 population developed to produce large uniform poblanos in cold climates, with even more impressive yields in warmer zones. In 2013, the farm collected as many poblano strains as they could find and flowered them together. Only a few plants of that population made it to seed, with only a few specimens that really stood out. Since that year, they have continued selection to improve size, uniformity and yield as this promiscuously-pollinated hybrid-swarm has been shaped into the "perfect-shaped poblano population" (thinking of dishes like chile rellenos as selection criteria). This strain has rivaled the productive capacity of our sweet pepper varieties in past seasons, producing large-sized uniform poblanos that you can market by the unit. Says Casey: "The customers at our farm stand go crazy over these and I am sure yours will too. A huge thanks to the ancestral farmers who domesticated and refined such an incredible culinary treat!" A real gem from Wild Mountain Seeds!