Species: Capsicum chinense
Scoville Heat Units: 100,000 – 300,000 SHU
Heat Category: Very Hot
Origin: Minorca, Spain
Flavour: Similar potent heat to habanero but more sweet and fruity.
Background: The Datil is not actually a habanero, but a close relative. The pods are loved so much in St. Augustine, Florida that they hold an annual Datil Pepper Festival each October although the full history is unknown.