Anaheim and Cubanelle chile peppers

Green Anaheim Chile Peppers

Anaheim and cubanelle chile peppers are a favorite of mine.  If you don’t like green bell peppers you should try this pepper.  The taste is mild and doesn’t have the the “green” flavor you may not like with bell peppers.

According to Wiki pedia the Anaheim is a mild variety of the New Mexico No. 9 chile pepper.

These peppers are usually green but you can leave let them rippen until they are red.  Here’s the differences.

  • Green – When green the flavor is mild and they are not hot.  This is how you find them in the store and how I use and like them.
  • Red – When starting to turn red and when fully red they Anaheim’s become hot where the Cuanelle’s don’t so far in my experience.  If hot the flavor is like a hot red bell pepper.  If you want them red you may not find them in a store and have to grow them yourself or know someone that grows them. Personally I use these green.

I used to grow the Anaheim peppers but didn’t like the heat and switched to growing Cubanelle peppers (not pictures but they look like the same).

I’ll use either if green and it’s easier for me to find Anaheim peppers in my local grocery store.