Hot Pepper (Capsicum frutescens 'Malagueta') in the Peppers Database

Also sold as:
Piri Piri

Heredity: Open Pollinated
History: Called Piri Piri in Portugal and Mozambique, Malaguetinha. Small 'Malagueta' fruit are called Malaguetinha in Brazil.
Country of Origin: Brazil

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Frutescens, relative of Tabasco
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 1 - 2 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 0.375 - 0.5 inch
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 90+ color not specified
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 60,000 - 100,000
Heat: Hot 30K-300K SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24 - 47 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

Wild pepper species.

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