Ancho 101
Ancho Ranchero
Ancho Villa Hybrid
Ancho San Luis

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Other Names  
Chile Colorado-in Texas, mulato, pasilla 

Flavor  Mild to hot, 3 to 4        Scoville Units   3,000

Shape  Flattened, wrinkled, 4 inches long by 2.5 inches wide

Color   Dark brown, brick red after dehydrating

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Ripe Ancho San Luis

Fresh   Sold as Poblano

Dried   Sold in grocery and specialty stores

Processed   Sold as chili powder in the spice section

Available Cultivars  Chorro, Esmeralda, Flor de Pabellon, Verdeno

Never referred to in Mexico as Ancho when in its green unripe state, this dried version of the Poblano

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