The Datil Pepper is Saint Augustine, Florida’s beloved local treasure and has been spicing up Florida since around the 1820s. It is a small, thin hot pepper that grows to 3.5 inches long and ripens to a yellow-orange color. You might have heard the Datil is similar in heat to the habanero, but Datil peppers are sweeter with a fruity, tangy flavor. Try making a fun Datil Pepper sauce with these peppers!
WARNING: Plants adjust to small, gradual changes in their environment better than sudden shifts, which is what the hardening off process is all about. Just as you get burned when you bare your untanned skin to the sun, leaves of plants started indoors will develop pale, sunburned patches if they are suddenly exposed to too much sun. The story has a happier ending when you introduce seedlings to bright light and sheltered breezes gradually, over a period of one to three weeks.
Fun fact: There is a famous Datil Pepper Festival held every year in St. Augustine, Florida.
Species: Capsicum Chinense
Heat Level: 100,000 - 300,000 Scoville Heat Units
Origin: Although not clear, some claim it originated from Menorca.
Length: 4-6 Inches Tall
US Customers ONLY: We cannot ship live plants to Texas and New Jersey due to the Department of Agriculture forbidding invasive species to come into their state by mail.
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