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Malagueta Pepper Seeds

Malagueta Pepper Seeds

8 total reviews

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A small, tapered firecracker pepper that slowly builds up heat as you eat it! Malaguetas are a staple in Brazil, Mozambique, and Portugal, and it is a very popular chili. Just don’t get it confused with the name, as its name comes from an unrelated spice in West Africa called the “melegeuta.”

The Malagueta produces a bushy, dense plant that reaches 2-3 ft. tall and produces many small peppers that measure about 1-2" in length. Peppers are elongated and have a conical shape that tapers off to a point. Watch as they ripen from green to their bright red at maturity.

The Malagueta pepper has a fruity aroma when you smell it, and then has a sweet, citrus yet bitter flavor when you take a bite. The pepper has multiple names where the small pepper goes by Piri Piri in Mozambique and Portugal, and they are widely used in sauces, salsas, and poultry dishes.

  • Species: Capsicum Frutescens
  • Heat Level: 60,000-100,000 SHUs
  • Type: Hot
  • Flavor: Sweet, Citrusy, Bitter
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Pod Size: 2"
  • Plant Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 95 Days

Grow more of your own hot pepper with our Hot Pepper Seeds!


  • Heat Level:
  • Plant size: 2-3 ft.
  • Pod size: 2"
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Species: Frutescens
  • SHU: 60,000-100,000

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Lea Ferrer
Really good!

A good condiment to go with everything! Love it!

Owen Overstreet
Great service. Seeds sprites quickly.

Great service. Seeds sprites quickly. Will put the plant inside if too cold.

100% germination

The seeds came in quickly and we had 100% germination. The seedlings are strong and thriving inside.