Pepper, Chile, “Pasilla Bajio Chilaca” Seeds
Pasilla means “little raisin” in Spanish, referring to the dark brown, wrinkled, dried form of the chilaca pepper. Fresh chilaca adds depth to red enchilada sauce and salsas. The dried pod, or pasilla, is a flavorful and important ingredient in traditional mole sauce. 1,000–2,000 Scoville heat units (mild). Plants are tobacco mosaic virus resistant.
This packet contains ~25 seeds.
Days to Maturity: 80 days from transplanting
When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.
Days to Emerge: 10–25 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: Start indoors
Row Spacing: 24"–36"
Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18" – 24" apart outside
Harvesting: Harvest when 6"–10" long and when peppers are dark brown. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting, or wear gloves to harvest peppers.