Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Pasilla Bajio') in the Peppers Database

Also sold as:
Chilaca
Chile Negro

Vegetables
Heredity: Open Pollinated
History: "Pasilla Bajio" or "Little Raisin" is actually the ripe, dried, wrinkled form of the Chilaca pepper, used for mole sauce.
Country of Origin: Oaxaca, Mexico

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
Disease Resistance: Tobacco Mosaic Virus
General Type: Paprika
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 6-8"
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1"
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Brown (Chocolate)
Other: Dark brown, almost black when ripe.
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 85 days to ripe dark brown.
Wall Thickness: Thin
Heat: Mild 100-2500 SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24-36"
Fruit: Showy
Flower Color: White
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Pasilla Bajio

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Comments:
Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 20, 2012 9:14 AM

Pasilla Bajio
Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: Mexico
PI: 593534
Flower: erect, stellate, small
Petals: white
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: Green > dark brown, 8-10" L
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: green, medium, glabrous
Plant height: 24-36"
Maturity: 75 days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Scoville units: 250
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

When fresh, this pepper is called 'chilaca;' it is also known as 'chile negro.' 8 to 10 inch long cylindrical peppers are thin walled, and dark green ripening to dark brown. They have less than 250 Scoville units and are mainly used dried for their rich, smoky flavoring in sauces. Plants are tobacco mosaic virus resistant.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 25, 2014 7:25 AM

Pasilla, meaning “little raisin”, properly refers to the dried chilaca pepper. The fresh chilaca is also known as pasilla bajio.

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This is NOT a serrano pepper..... by crittergarden Aug 9, 2013 4:28 PM 6

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