Chilaca Pepper

Capsicum annuum
Chilaca peppers at the UMass Research Farm in August of 2008 (Photo by Zoraia Barros)

Chilaca peppers at the UMass Research Farm in August of 2008 (Photo by Zoraia Barros)

Introduction

Chilaca peppers is a very dark green pepper that is called chile negro or pasilla chile when dried. They are most commonly used in sauces when dried.

Chilcas are a mildly hot pepper, measuring 1,000 to 1,500 Scoville units

Chilaca peppers for sale at a market in Queens New York in 2007. (Photo by Frank Mangan)

Production

For information on production and management of Chilacas, refer to the New England Vegetable Management Guide and click on "pepper".

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