Kambuzi Pepper Starter Plant
Kambuzi Pepper Starter Plant
Kambuzi Pepper Starter Plant
Kambuzi Pepper Starter Plant
Kambuzi Pepper Starter Plant

Kambuzi Pepper Starter Plant

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Cultivar Origin: Malawi, Southeastern Africa
Wow-factor: Flavour
Species: Capsicum chinense
Heat Level: Unmeasured – Percieved 100,000 to 350,000 SHU
Flower Colour: Light Green

In Chichewa, the official native language of Malawi, Kambuzi means “small goat”. Before bearing its tasty, bright orange pods, the leaves of the Kambuzi are known to be a popular snack for young goats. 

Referred to locally as “the chilli with flavour”, it is surprising that the Kambuzi has not become well known far and wide, instead, it remains a hidden gem in the warm heart of Africa. A popular part of the local diet, Kambuzi’s are commonly found at local markets in ordered, ready to go groups of ten to twenty pods. Originating from the Capsicum Chinense Species the pods have a pungent odour and flavour profile similar to a Habanero, where they differ is their fresh tones, reminiscent of tropical fruit and citrus. Even when cooked, used in marinades or made into a sauce the Kambuzi maintains its delicious, fresh taste.

A small percentage of these plants grow out to a longer orange fruit but with same flavour and they actually stay fresh longer.   Both are wonderful.