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Malagueta Pepper Seeds

Malagueta Pepper Seeds

SKU: MalaguetaPepperSeeds

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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.

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 3 ft.
  • Pod Size: 2 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 90 - 99 days
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Species: Frutescens
  • SHU: 60,000-100,000

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Lea Ferrer
Really good!

A good condiment to go with everything! Love it!

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed