Datil Sweet Chili Seeds
Information: The Sweet Datil chili is a cultivar of Datil
chili. It is almost without any heat and very suitable for lovers of mild
chillies who like to taste their extraordinary flavour.
The Datil is a relative to the Habanero chili and packs the intense heat of a Habanero , but its flavor is sweeter, and more fruity. The majority of Datils come from St. Augustine, FL, where they are grown commercially, and where numerous regional specialties with Datils exist. The Datil is so popular in St. Augustine and its local cuisine, that they hold an annual Datil Pepper Festival each October.
Care: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 28°C (germination period: 8-21 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil, and do not tolerate waterlogging. They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. Put the plants outside approx. 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost. As the plants have a particularly long maturation period, it is recommended to grow them in a pot, so that you can easily bring the plant inside when the temperature falls below 12°C during the day, allowing all the fruits to ripen. To keep the plant over the winter, cut it back by 20cm after harvesting and place in a light place where it is at least 15°C.
|Scoville||10 - 500 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||white (May - July)|
|Growth habit||bushy, approx. 80 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to yellow|
|Fruit`s appearance||elongated, 2 x 8 cm|
|Maturation period||90 days|