July 22, 2020
St. Augustine’s Sweet Heat Treat
St. Augustine is known for so many things like our beaches, history, and friendly residents. However, we have a little secret that’s even hotter than our summers- the Datil pepper. Clocking in between 100,000 and 300,000 Scovilles, this capsicum comes from the same species as the Carolina Reaper and Habanero peppers!
Though research from the University of Florida found that this pepper originated from South America, many Menorcan descendants falsely claim that their ancestors brought them from Spain. Datils have been cultivated here...