The incredibly tasty Datil pepper is thinner and longer than a Habanero. This pepper can be as long as 3.5 inches and will turn a yellow-orange color or red when fully ripe. The Datil is similar to the African Fatalii pepper in looks and heat level. he Datil Pepper is a bit sweeter than the Habanero, having more in common with the Scotch Bonnet when it comes to sweetness. However, the Datil is more mellow, where the Scotch Bonnet is more earthy.
Datil peppers range between 100,000 and 300,000 SHU on the Scoville Heat Unit scale. They are very close in heat to the Habanero and Scotch Bonnet. Just as a frame of reference, this pepper is about 60 times hotter than a jalapeno – but can be as much as 120 times hotter. That’s hot!