Chilli NuMex Twilight

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Pack contains: 15 seeds

NuMex Twilight were one of the first truly decorative chilli plants I grew along with Prairie Fire. They are such a collection of bright colours, a little like a set of traffic lights.  Rather than the usual chilli maturing from green to red, these start as a wonderful deep purple and then ripen to yellow, deepening to orange and finally to firey red.  When you have a full plant with all the different colour fruit on it, its simply like an exploding firework!

The plant will produce a very high quantity of small sized chillies which are classed as medium hot (30-50,000 scovilles) but be warned they do tend to pack a punch.

Variety Info

  • Heat Level: 30,000-50,000 Scoville Units (Warm)
  • Species: Capsicuum Annuum
  • Origin: Mexico (New Mexico State University)
  • Pod Description: 2cm long, upright pods ripen from purple through yellow to orange and finally red

Sowing Info

  • Sow a few seeds into a tray in late February to May and cover lightly with seed compost
  • Either use a heated propagator or pop the seed tray into an enclosed plastic bag and seal and place on a windowsill
  • Once the seedling has produced two true leaves (second set of leaves) they can be transplanted into individual pots
  • Try and maintain around 20-25 degrees while young plants
  • As the plant grows, transplant into as large a pot as allows, this will determine the size of the plant
  • Once the plant has flowered and has started to produce small chillies, it will benefit from a feed of either comfrey tea or tomato feed
  • Chillies dislike irregular watering as this will sometimes cause blossom end rot (the base of the chilli/pepper rots)