4 Hot Pepper - Poblano (Hot)
Whether you know them as poblano, ancho or mulato, these peppers are a colourful addition to your garden and a delicious one for your kitchen. Capsicum annuum is a member of the nightshade family, kissing cousin to tomatoes and eggplant. When they are still green and immature, they are known as poblano. As they mature and turn red, they are anchos, and, if you allow them to continue to the dark brown stage, they are mulato. At all stages, they have a mild, smoky flavour -- rated between 1000 and 1500 on the Scoville scale -- that is perfect for making chiles rellenos, chili powder or mole sauces.