Proper Name: Pasilla
Other Names: Chile Negro
Type: Capsicum Annuum
Seed Availablity: Impossible*
Scoville Heat Units: 1K – 2.5K SHU
Sauce Strength Rating**: Medium – 2/11
Colour: Dark, reddish-black.
Dry Flavour: Rich, fruity and raisiny.
Related Peppers: Holy Molé
*A pasilla is a dried, fully-ripe and sometimes smoked chilaca, not a variety of its own. It can never be found fresh, so no seeds exist for this variety.
**This value represents the heat rating that I would expect to give to a sauce using this pepper as its main ingredient. Other ingredients or particularly high purity may result in a slightly stronger sauce, while lower concentrations will yeild a weaker one and other products may vary.