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GuamBoonie

Guam Boonie Seeds

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NEW! 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

Origin: Guam 

Days to Harvest: 85+ Days

Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds 

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Customer Reviews

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jessica carey
Happy

The company has fast service and quality seeds

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Jerome Hultman

My ancestors come from Guam. Finding these seeds in the states has brought back so many memories!

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Linda Holder
For my husband

My hubbie was in Guam over 30 years ago. He always used to tell me about the great chili they made using wild boonie peppers. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing measured up to boonies. So, now we will be growing our own in California, and hopefully get the full impact!

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Jack J Good III
Germinated just fine!

They’re not very big yet, but they’re growing! Can’t wait to use the peppers for kelaguen!

M
Michael John Moral
Guahan Boonie Pepper

Always great!

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
67%
(6)
11%
(1)
11%
(1)
0%
(0)
11%
(1)
j
jessica carey
Happy

The company has fast service and quality seeds

J
Jerome Hultman

My ancestors come from Guam. Finding these seeds in the states has brought back so many memories!

L
Linda Holder
For my husband

My hubbie was in Guam over 30 years ago. He always used to tell me about the great chili they made using wild boonie peppers. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing measured up to boonies. So, now we will be growing our own in California, and hopefully get the full impact!

J
Jack J Good III
Germinated just fine!

They’re not very big yet, but they’re growing! Can’t wait to use the peppers for kelaguen!

M
Michael John Moral
Guahan Boonie Pepper

Always great!