I’m wondering if the seeds in a bag of Guajillo chiles I bought yesterday would be viable to plant. Just curious. If they are not, is the fresh version of Guajillo chiles a Mirasol? Thanks for any info….
It all depends on whether or not the chiles were dried in a furnace or under the sun. If they were kiln-dried, the seeds would not be viable. They only way to know is to plant a bunch of them and see if they germinate. Guajillo and Mirasol are different pod types of Capsicum annuum, with Guajillo pods being pendant and large (they are thought to be a progenitor of the New Mexican varieties), and Mirasol pods being slender, erect, and hotter. Mirasols are used in the chile wreaths made in Northern New Mexico, and are mistakenly called "Piquins."