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Malagueta Pepper Seeds

Malagueta Pepper Seeds

  • Germination rate: 93%
  • Plant size: 2-3 ft.
  • Pod size: 2"
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Species: Frutescens
  • SHU: 60,000-100,000
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7 total reviews



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 Level60,000-100,000 SHUs  
  • TypeHot 
  • Flavor: Sweet, Citrusy, Bitter
  • Germination Rate: 93%
  • OriginBrazil 
  • Pod Size: 2"
  • Plant Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Days to Harvest95 Days 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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.

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.