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Malawi Piquante

Capsicum baccatum

By Jim (Habanero) Duffy






Malawi Piquante (Capsicum baccatum)

Also called Malawi Piquante. This is not the popular Piquante pepper from South Africa, which is a trademarked pepper. This variety I got from a friend in the U.K who obtained them from a friend who was working in the Country of Malawi. These chiles are very sweet with a little kick of heat. They can get to almost 1 inch in diameter and resemble a small cherry tomato. The plants grow very fast and can get over 5 feet tall and are very productive.

Like many Capsicum baccatum varieties it takes a long season for fruit to ripen red. This pepper can be used many ways in sauces or cooking but is great when de-seeded and pickled.

At Refining Fire Chiles we isolate our seed production plants to avoid cross-pollination with other chile species. If you want to try it yourself contact us for seeds, plants (March-August) and fresh chiles (September).

We also grow the Trinidad 7 Pot, Trinidad Scorpion, Naga Morich, Chocolate Habanero and many other Hot Chile Pepper plant varieties!