Interesting datil pepper trivia:
Datil peppers are particularly unique to the St. Augustine region. It’s very rare that a parcel of land can claim a locally grown delicacy as their own, so the datil pepper in St. Augustine is like what pineapples are to Hawaii — if nobody sold pineapples anywhere else. Although datil peppers can be found outside St. Augustine, it is very rare, and a majority of the datil pepper products sold on the market are used in the city’s local restaurants and are made from datil peppers grown locally.
Datil pepper is similar in its heat index to a habanero, hitting at around 100,000 to 300,000 on the Scoville scale–a scale used to measure the spiciness of peppers. But unlike habaneros, datil peppers are sweet, with a fruitful tangy taste to them.