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Datil Pepper Plants - 2 Live Plants

Datil Pepper Plants - 2 Live Plants

Origin: USA Species: Chinense SHU: 100,000 – 300,000
Regular price $ 11.99
Regular price $ 19.99 Sale price $ 11.99
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9 total reviews




These Datil Pepper Plant Seedlings were carefully grown from seed in our greenhouse and are guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy.

Shipping Note: All live plant orders will be shipped within 2-3 business days after ordering, weather permitting. If you would like your plants to be shipped on a certain day, please indicate that in your order notes upon checkout.

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. 

Datil Pepper Plant Info

Species: Capsicum Chinense

Heat Level: 100,000 to 300,000 SHUs 

Type: Hot

Seedling Age: 2-3 Months

Seedling Size: 2-6 Inches Tall 

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. In my opinion, it's one of the tastiest hot peppers out there These Datil starter plants are your ticket to a bountiful Datil pepper harvest. Try making a fun Datil Pepper sauce with these highly prized peppers!


Looking for the seeds instead?  Buy Yellow Datil Seeds Here.


Check out our other pepper plant varieties to find the plants you want to grow in your garden!

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. Read more information on how to harden off and transplant pepper plants in 6 steps.

Shipping & Returns:

Free shipping on orders of $35 or more (excludes cheese, hot houses, and Canada orders). We ship to US and Canada addresses only. If you order by 11 am (Central Time, Monday-Friday), your order will ship the same day.All live plant orders will be shipped within 2-3 business days after ordering, weather permitting. If you would like your plants to be shipped on a certain day, please indicate that in your order notes upon checkout. We cannot ship live plants to Texas and New Jersey due to state agriculture laws. For more information, please visit our Shipping & Returns page.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Datil pepper seeds

Was given seeds as a gift cause I love Minorcan flavored food and datils are what is used in it, especially clam chowder.Took about 3 week sto germinate the seeds but I have 4 healthy plants with fruit that are about to be mature..

Cassondra Smith

Plants did great

Mark L
Datil pepper plants

My plants arrived packaged well. Unfortunately I didn't know they had been delivered and were in mailbox about a day. When I unpacked all but one plants leaves remained intact. I transferred to one gallon pots and have been watering every other day. The first week I kept them under a covered porch so they could adjust to sunlight as recommended in the packaging.

They now get direct sunlight and are growing very well. I'm waiting for them to bloom before I transfer to either larger pots or place into my yard.

I am very happy with my purchase and want to point out that it wasn't the shippers fault for leaves falling if, if I had payed more attention to my emails that wouldn't have happened.

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.

Nicole Carpe
Great product

Well they plants arrived looking awesome but sadly nothing ever came of them and we never even got a flower let alone a pepper. Probably my fault but the rest of my garden has been producing wonderfully. I put two plants outside after hardening off and they lasted a couple weeks and I kept two inside in my grow room. The two inside are the ones still alive but they are now growing at all.