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DatilSeedling2Pack

Datil Pepper Plants - 2 Live Plants

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

Type: Hot

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.

Looking for the seeds instead?  BUY DATIL YELLOW PEPPER SEEDS HERE!   

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Taste of Home

As a sad displaced St. Agustinian I really missing my peppers. They are everywhere back home- get them dipped in chocolate at the local bakery, as a cheesecake at the black molly, and of course in clam chowder or made into jelly and spread on biscuits. The sauces are even at major chains like Wendys and Firehouse Subs! So, it somehow never occurred to me that when I moved I wouldn't be able to find these peppers *anywhere*.

But I grew them plenty in St Augsutine and the environment here should be accommodating enough through the summer. The plants came in *excellent* condition. I've ordered a lot of plants online from various retailers but these were maybe the best packaged of any I've seen. If you are a datil fan and want to start with live plants I think you'll be impressed.

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