Datil is a blazing hot, little pepper with 3-1/2” fruits that ripen to a brilliant orange- yellow. The heat is vicious, but the flavor is complex, sweet and fruity. Datil is an exceptionally hot pepper and one of the most popular locally grown products in Saint Augustine, Florida. They have a festival there, that is completely dedicated to celebrating the Datil pepper in all its spicy glory. It is popular in many Minorcan recipes in St. Augustine and is used to create delicious hot sauces, jellies, and mustards that are sold all over town. Plants grow 30“ tall. Capsicum chinense (100 days) Heirloom - Open Pollinated
Heat Level: Very Hot Scoville: 100,000-300,000
~ Packet contains 10 seeds.
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into large 5 gallon containers. Harvest peppers when they are yellow.