Pasilla is a spicy chile that is produced whole or as a powder in Mexico.
"Pasilla" is a "little raisin" in Spanish, referring to the dark brown, wrinkled dried pod. Called "chillaca" when fresh, it adds character to red chile enchilada sauce and other salsas. When used as a dried pod or in pwder form, the Pasilla is a very flavorful ingredient in many mole suaces.
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In USDA Zones 9 and 10, can also plant in summer for winter crops.
When to start inside: Recommended 8-10 weeks before last frost.