Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties


Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Medium

Meaning 'little gourd' Guajillo is one of the hotter, large podded chile's and is extremely common in northern and central Mexico. The thin walled translucent pods are approximately 4in long by 1in wide and are a beautiful russet red in colour. They have an erect habit and are used primarily in salsas and sauces. Medium sized chile to 4-7". Turns black when dried. Has a mild flavor along the lines of the Jalapeno. Seeds detatch from the placenta and rattle around inside the chile when dried. As such, it is occasionally used as a rattle These long peppers measure about 6" by 1 1/2" and have a sweet, medium-hot flavor. The guajillo is frequently used in Mexican cooking. Scoville units: 3,000.

Mark McMullan

Mark McMullan