May be one of the earlier producing peppers in the Midwest garden, with sparse production in early summer. Don’t expect a large bounty though until September. Expect the fruit to ripen from green, to red, to a brownish. Dried smoked Chilaca peppers go by the popular name pasilla. Heavy fruit on thinner plants may require staking to keep fruit from drooping onto the ground where slugs and such can attack.
2000 SHU. This is an estimate. Scoville ratings will change based on growing conditions.