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Malagueta Pepper Seeds

Malagueta Pepper Seeds

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A small, tapered firecracker pepper that slowly builds up heat as you eat it!  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 Malagueta produces a bushy, dense plant with many, small peppers that measure to about an inch to two inches in length.  Malaguetas are a staple in Brazil, Mozambique, and Portugal, and it is a very popular chili.  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.  Just don’t get it confused with the name, as its name comes from an unrelated spice in West Africa called the “melegeuta.”   

Fun Fact: There are two sizes seen in markets that will have different names.  The large ones are called malaguetao in Brazil and malageuta in Portugal.  Keep in mind that they are not different varieties, but just peppers of different maturities from the same plant.  

Species: Capsicum Frutescens 

Heat Level60,000-100,000 Scoville heat units  



Days to Harvest95 Days 

# of Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
100% germination

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

Brian Edwards

Really looking forward to these.i have (3) plants in vegetative stage now.of everything i planted,these are the only ones that have all the leaves curled up.but the roots are healthy & snow white.i would add a picture,but that feature is not available here...

Christopher Taddei

Amazing fast service. Thank you for the 2 extra samples!

Randy Swett

I got these seeds to make a sauce with for next year. It’s too late this year to plant them.

Miltcho Mitkov

Fast delivery