Datil (Capsicum sinense 'Datil') in the Peppers Database

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Heredity: Open Pollinated
History: Famous in St. Augustine

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Sinense
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Other: Conical or bullet shaped
Fruit Length: 2 - 3 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 0.75 - 1 inch
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Yellow
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 90+ color not specified
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 100,000 - 300,000
Heat: Hot 30K-300K SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 24 - 30 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual


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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 21, 2012 11:00 AM

Capsicum: sinense
Origin: USA
PI: 281435
Flower: stellate, small, bell-shaped
Petals: white
Spots: No
Calyx: Almost toothless
Pods: 2"L-3/4"W Green > red
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: large, uneven
Plant height: 24"
Maturity: 95 days
Habit: small, usually low tree
Scoville units: 100,000 - 325,000
Germ. Time: 3 wk. >.3 mo.

Synonym: Capsicum sinensis
This variety has been grown for about 300 years in St. Augustine Florida, and its name in Spanish means "edible date." It is a sinense variety and has similar heat and aroma to the Habanero, except that the Datil is more fruity and much sweeter. This species is most readily distinguished by the three to five flowers at each node, the drooping pedicels, and the circular constriction at the base of the fruit "cap."

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