2007 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper 'Holy Molé' hybrid
National Winner
2007 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper 'Holy Molé' hybrid
National Winner

Pepper 'Holy Molé' hybrid
2007 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

'Holy Molé' is a memorable name and the plant will provide a memorable harvest of peppers. It is the first hybrid pasilla-type pepper, which is used to make the famous molé sauce. 'Holy Molé' showed improved vigor, earliness and considerably higher yield than the comparisons in side-by-side trials. A reason for the higher yield is the virus resistances bred into the variety. 'Holy Molé' is resistant to two common viruses that stunt plants and reduce pepper production. The immature green peppers are 7 to 9 inches long and can be harvested in about 85 days from transplanting. If fruit is left on the plant, they will mature to a dark chocolate color. The pepper flavor is nutty and tangy. Mature plants are 3 feet tall; a perfect size for patio containers. 'Holy Molé' is easily grown in a sunny location and thrives on summer heat.


Genus species: Capsicum annuum
Common name: Pepper
Fruit size: 8 inches long, 1.5 inches wide; fruit weight 1.5 to 2 ounces
Fruit shape: Long and smooth like a Pasilla type
Color(s): Dark green immature, brown mature
Plant height: 20 inches
Plant width: 20 inches
Plant habit: Indeterminate growth, upright plant, spreading branches
Garden Spacing: 2 feet apart
Disease tolerances: Potato virus Y and Tobacco Mosaic Virus Strains 0, 1 and 2
Unique qualities: First hybrid Pasilla, early, higher yield, hybrid vigor
Length of time from sowing seed to flower: 120 days
Closest comparison(s) on market: 'Pasilla Bajio', 'Pasilla Chile'

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Pepper
Variety Name: 'Holy Molé' hybrid
Genus: Capsicum
Species: annum
Year: 2007
Common Name: Pepper Pasillla type
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Seminis Vegetable Seeds
Close Market Comparison: 'Pasilla Bajio,' 'Pasilla Chile'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Bushy, Upright
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 24 inches
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 85 green - 110 days brown
Fruit Color (Harvest): Chocolate brown
Fruit Shape: long and smooth
Fruit Size: 7-9 inches long by 1.5 inches wide
Fruit Weight: 1.5 to 2 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description: Nutty, tangy, mildly spicy, only 700 scoville units of pungency
Plant Spread: 2.5 feet
Disease Resistances or Tolerances: Potato Virus Y, Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES

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