Chili pepper 'Guajillo'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Guajillo'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Guajillo is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Planting Guajillo in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 is ideal for as it does best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Guajillo from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Guajillo about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Guajillo

As Guajillo is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Guajillo

Chili pepper Guajillo Etymology

The other name for this pepper, Chili De Comida, translates to “Pepper of Food” in Spanish.

Guajillo folklore & trivia

Red hot peppers are used to make the pre-Columbian ‘Mole’ sauce by the Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Misspellings of Chili pepper 'Guajillo'

Chile de comida

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Guajillo'

Chili de comida