Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties


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