Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties
Species: Annuum | Origin: USA | Heat: Hot
This Piquin type ornamental chile was developed by Dr's Paul Bosland, Jaime Iglesias, and Max Gonzalez at New Mexico State University in 1992. The various fruit colors enhance its value as commercial greenhouse pot plant and has become a firm favourite by the pot plant industry. The plant typically grows 12" tall when grown in pots, and 24-30" tall in the field. When spaced closely together, makes a uniform and colorful hedge. The pods grow upright on the plant, with each plant having hundreds of small fruits less than 20mm long. The dark leaves show off the coloured fruits as they ripen from purple to yellow to orange and lastly to red (70 days). NuMex Twilight has also has become an important source of cucumber mosaic virus resistance for plant breeders. 50,000 SHU.
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