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  Datil pepper Capsicum chinensis Solanaceae

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Scoville heat units

 

15,000,00016,000,000

Pure capsaicin

8,600,0009,100,000

 

5,000,0005,300,000

 

855,0001,463,700

 

350,000580,000

 

100,000350,000

Datil  100,000 to 300,000

50,000100,000

 

30,00050,000

   

10,00023,000

 

2,5008,000

 

5002,500

 

100500

 

0


 

A very hot chili; primarily grown in Florida.

Datil pepper

The Datil is an exceptionally hot pepper, a variety of the species Capsicum chinense (syn. Capsicum sinense).

Datils are similar in strength to habaneros but have a sweeter, fruitier flavor. Their level of spiciness may be anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 scoville units. Mature peppers are about 3.5 inches long and yellow-orange in color.

Datil peppers are cultivated throughout the United States and elsewhere, but the majority are produced in St. Augustine, Florida. Although local lore suggests datils were brought to St. Augustine by indentured workers from Minorca in the late 18th century, it is more likely they were brought from Chile around 1880 by a jelly maker named S. B. Valls. Datil peppers are used by the Minorcan community in many recipes.[2] There are many commercial manufacturers of datil pepper products in St. Augustine, and there is an annual Datil Pepper Festival.

 

 

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