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Trident Poblano Pepper

Capsicum annuum 'Trident'

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Trident Poblano Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Trident') at Roger's Gardens

Trident Poblano Pepper fruit

Trident Poblano Pepper fruit

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Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Hot Poblano

Description:

A wonderful vigorous variety great for large patio containers or gardens; produces extra large glossy dark green fruit that mature to deep red; firm and straight, these peppers have a mildly hot flavor, perfect for canning, stuffing, salads or drying

Edible Qualities

Trident Poblano Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces large dark green oblong peppers (which are technically 'berries') which are usually ready for picking from early summer to early fall. The fruit will often fade to red over time. The peppers have a spicy taste and a firm texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Drying
  • Canning

Planting & Growing

Trident Poblano Pepper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Trident Poblano Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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