Growing Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Other Names: Chilaca, Chile Negro
- Days to Maturity: 80 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 24”
- Row Spacing: 3-4’
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 80℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Aphids, cut worms
- Color: Brown
- Flavor: Smoky, sweet, spicy
Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper Growth Habits:
Pepper plants are best started indoors before the threat of frost passes and then move the seedlings outdoors. The pepper plant will have green stems and white flowers. Peppers will form from these flowers. Pepper will be 8-14 inches. It will turn from green to red and then to a deep brown. Skin will wrinkle.
Various Uses for Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper:
Pasilla Bajio adds so much complexity to food. It’s about 1,000 to 2,000 Scoville heat units, so it’s not too spicy. But it has a lot of flavor. Pepper is often dried and used in sauces or ground up for seasonings. Try it in your mole or enchilada sauces. It also brings something interesting to hot sauces.
Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper Benefits:
Hot peppers have a myriad of health benefits. Hot foods are great for metabolism. They can really get your blood pumping. Many people on diets often consume spicy foods because it adds flavor without adding calories. Spicy foods also encourage you to consume more water which aids in digestion.
This is the pepper found in Mexican Mole sauces.
Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Approximately 35 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 4,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 16,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 64,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 320,000 Seeds