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Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties


CHILACA

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Medium


The pods are long, slender and undulated. Some reach up to 30 cm. and they grow in a semi-circle. It is dark green in its tender state but becomes a dark brown when ripe. When dried, the Chilaca is called "Pasilla" chile and it becomes a very dark red. Its is also called 'Cuernillos', 'Chile Negro' or' Big Horns'. About 3 thousand acres are planted in the Mexican states of Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Zacatecas and Michoacan.


Mats & Patricia Pettersson

Mats & Patricia Pettersson

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