The Chilaca is a curved, long, thin pepper, that grows to about 6-9 inches, and 1 inch wide.
It has a flattened shape, and its skin is wrinkled. It matues to a deep brown color, and has a rich flavor.
The Chilaca is usually dried, and in this form is known as the Pasilla. Great for sauces or can be ground and made into a table sauce or condiment.