The Datil pepper has a sweeter and fruitier flavor than a habanero with similar heat level around 100,000 to 300,000 scoville units. Mature pod are between 2 to 3.5 inches long and .75 to 1 inch wide and are yellow-orange in color. It has been an integral part of Old Florida cuisine since the 1800s centered around St. Augustine. The fruity flavor is great addition to hot sauces and spice mixes. It is also used to flavor bottles of vinegar. The Datil is listed in the Ark of Taste on Slow Foods USA.