80 days from transplanting. “Pasilla” means “little raisin” in
Spanish, referring to the dark
brown, wrinkled dried pod. Called
“chilaca” when fresh, it adds
character to red chile enchilada
sauce and salsas. When used as
a dried pod or in powder form,
the 8" - 10" pasilla is a very
flavorful ingredient in mole
1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units (mild).
This packet yields approximately 24 plants started indoors.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost when air temperature is at least 70°F and soil temperature is at least 65°F.
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 9 & 10, can also sow in midsummer for fall crop.
Harvesting: Harvest when 8"-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.
Artist: Pat Fostvedt