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Guam Boonie Pepper Seeds

Guam Boonie Pepper Seeds

Plant size: 2-3 ft. Pod size: 1" Origin: Guam Species: Frutescens SHU: 16,000-40,000
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A Pepper Joe's special hot pepper rarity! PJ's Guam Boonie peppers come from a Guamanian friend. These super tasty gems come from a long tradition in Guam. 

The attraction of the Guam Boonie is its heat. It can be very intense at first and then evens out and lingers on your tongue and lips which can last for a while (about four to seven times longer than a jalapeno).  It can also cause a little numbness. There's definitely a lot of tingling going on. Another attribute of the Boonie is that its heat can be amplified by crushing them (using a mortar and pestle or a small bowl and the back of a spoon). The heat tends to also bring out the sweetness in foods. So what hits your palate first is the heat, then sweet followed by the other flavors of the dish giving a greater depth to your flavor profiles when used correctly. Guamanians do not usually dry these peppers, they prefer them fresh. If not fresh, then frozen and maybe as a last resort, in a paste.

To grow Boonie Peppers, the plants like lots of sunlight, growing space, mild to very warm temperatures, and humidity.  They easily die in the cold.  But once the fruit is harvested, it can easily be kept fresh longer by freezing with the stems on. Take them out of the freezer and leave them on the counter until they reach room temperature and they are almost as good as fresh. 

The Boonie Pepper is a relative of the Thai Bird Chile and Malagueta/Malaga Bird Pepper.  While they are similar in looks, they are distinctly different peppers in heat and taste.  These peppers are like coffee beans.  While most look the same, their taste differs depending on the climate, soil, and growing conditions. The Thai Chili tends to be more on the "sweeter" side, meaning less heat and a more subtle flavor than the Guam  Boonie.  The Malagueta comes close to heat but its effects are not as long-lasting.  

  • Species: Capsicum Frutesens
  • Heat Level: 16,000-40,000 SHUs  
  • Type: Medium Hot
  • Flavor: Sweet
  • Origin: Guam
  • Pod Size: 1"
  • Plant Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 85+ Days

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Ken B.
Great Products

I ordered Boonie Pepper seeds and they were sensitive to grow but I finally got a few to grow and about 8" tall now. The Reaper Snack Sticks are really good. They have a bite but nothing like a piece of reaper pepper. I usually eat about 1/5 a stick as a quitc appetite suppressor. I keep them in the frig. after opening. I ordered the Jalapeno Summer Sausage and it's delicious. MY FAVORITE IS THE HABANERO PEPPER MUSTARD. it is awesome and great to dip in pretzels or on a baked / toasted pretzel. It's great on a cracker and a little cream cheese. I'm planning on ordering the Ghost Pepper Mustard as well.

Jimmie Haithcock sr

have not done anything with the seed yet


Grew slow but steady. They turned red and really packed a hot punch to the mouth, just what I wanted.

Carol Gallo
Boonie peppers

I have one coming up, New Jersey isn’t the best place to grow them but I have hope

scotty proctor
They germinated

They germinated pretty quick