The Mexican Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper gained its popularity thanks to the famous dish of moles. This pepper is often dried and used in dishes and seasonings.
The pepper is not too hot but very aromatic - from 1000 to 2000 Scoville thermal units. Peppers are used dried for hot sauces and condiments, which makes them taste unforgettable!
How to Grow Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper :
- Sowing: Start Pasilla Bajio hot pepper seeds internally about 8 weeks before the last expected spring frost. Sow seeds 1/4″ deep using peat pots for planting. Before germination, the soil temperature should be 80-85 degrees F. Provide sunlight for 12-16 hours a day and harden the seedlings for several hours a day. With an outside temperature of 60-65 degrees F during the day and at least 50 degrees F at night, transplant the seedlings 24″ apart. Pasilla Bajio hot pepper is also suitable for container or garden growing. Peppers аlso grow well in containers or raised beds.
- Plant Spacing: 24″.
- Growing of Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper: The soil must be uniformly moist for a successful and fertile crop, free from weeds. Mulching may be needed. Provide shade to prevent the plants from withering in the scorching sun and heat.
- Soil Requirements for Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper: Moist, well-draining.
- Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper Days to Germination: 7-14 days.
- Light Preference of Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper: Full Sun.
- How and When to Harvest Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper: Harvest when the peppers are dark brown, 6-10 inches long. Cut the peppers with a sharp gloved knife so that the capsaicin from a portion of the broken pepper does not harm the mucous membranes. Wash your hands thoroughly after harvesting.
- Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper Seeds Days to Maturity: up to 80 days
- Pasilla Bajio Hot Pepper Seed Saving: Peppers tend to cross-pollinate with other peppers, so isolate them to maintain genetic purity. Cut ripe peppers in half and remove seeds. Dry the seeds for two weeks—store seeds in a cool, dry place for up to two years.
- Lаtin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Typе: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Hot Pepper, Warm Season
- USDА Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Seeds per Ounce: 4,000
- Planting Method: From Trаnsplant
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Height: 24 Inches
- Cоlor: Brown