Pasilla Bajio Chile Chilaca Pepper Seeds


This packet sows up to 20 plants when started indoors.
4.6666666666667 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
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Pasilla means "little raisin" in Spanish, referring to the dark brown, wrinkled, dried form of the chilaca pepper. Fresh chilaca adds character 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.
$1.89 25 seeds

Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum

Days to Maturity: 80 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Information: Narrow, cylindrical pods up to 10" long by 1" wide; dark green maturing to dark brown. 'Pasilla Bajio'/'Chilaca' is a mild pepper at 1,000–2,000 Scoville heat units.

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers

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.

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Pasilla Bajio Chile Chilaca Pepper Seeds Reviews

3 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Mar 21, 2019
I always receive top quality products from Botanical Interests. Great prices and they're orders are shipped quickly and accurate.
Jennifer McNamara from VA

Growing but small yet

4 out of 5 stars Jul 31, 2019
I have two plants still smaller yet but are getting bigger. I see buds starting to form however. Seeds were put in the ground later than anticipated. Overall, happy with these seeds and will try again next Spring/Summer.
Jenny Dreaden from KY
Owner Response: Hi Jenny, Thanks for the feedback. We recommend starting pepper seeds indoors because they need very warm soil to germinate and they do take a long time to mature. If you can give them a nice head start next year, I am sure you will see a big difference. Thank you for taking time to leave feedback.

Perfect germination

5 out of 5 stars May 6, 2021
Peppers were perfect germination, 18 for 18. Germinated at 78. Plants have grown well, faster than ancho, joe Parker, and jimmy nardello. Couldn't be more pleased. Super healthy and will put them in the garden soon as very mature healthy plants
Mike from IL

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