NuMex Twilight Chilli
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NuMex Twilight Chilli is a striking, bushy plant featuring white flowers and green leaves, with the upright, conical fruits beginning in purple and ripening at different speeds to red, then yellow, and then orange, generating a mesmerizing show resembling Christmas lights on a tree. The plant provides fruit from summer through early winter, a notably lengthy duration for chilli plants to bear fruit.
Developed in 1992 by Paul Bosland at New Mexico State University (NMSU), NuMex Twilight Chilli is renowned for its easy-to-grow nature and will suit even the most inexperienced chilli-growers. Despite their small size, the thin-fleshed chillies have a fiery punch with a smoky taste that adds plenty of heat to dishes. What's more, the chilli's long fruiting season ensures a bountiful harvest with visually striking results. Enjoy the NuMex Twilight Chilli for months with its distinct taste and flavour.
Heat Level (Scoville Rating)
Medium (30,000-50,000 SHU)
NuMex Twilight Chilli yields large amounts of, 2cm glossy fruits that grow upright, in vibrant colours of purple, yellow, orange, and finally red, providing a rainbow display.
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Quick to ripe; sow seed in early spring, into seed trays or individual pots and maintain a constant heat of approx 22-26℃. This chilli is easy to grow and can be ready for harvest in as little as two months. With the right conditions and care, you can enjoy homegrown chilli in no time. They are also ideal to grow as a house plant.
Developed by the esteemed New Mexico State University, 'NuMex Twilight Chilli' is renowned for its upright and compact stature, only reaching a maximum height of 60 cm. It is ideal for container gardening and has shown resilience to cold weather, thriving once the ambient temperature consistently surpasses 5-10℃. With an average maturation rate of 80 days from seedling to harvest, these ornamental chillies are also capable of overwintering well. An esteemed addition to the acclaimed New Mexico chilli family.
Cooking & Eating
The thin-walled fruit of 'NuMex Twilight Chilli' makes it an ideal choice for freezing or drying, in addition to its inclusion in salsas, salads and curries. It has a powerful heat, yet remains delicious.
Finely chop and add to potato salad. Mix with garlic and chopped onion and sprinkle over a tray of vegetables for roasting. Add to pasta dishes, omelettes, curries and rice.
We aim to dispatch all orders within 24hrs of receiving them
Seeds are delivered in eco friendly packaging and thick card envelopes.
We offer a full refund on items returned in their original packaging
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From the moment the cute seed box arrives at your door, until the seedling pop up to say hello...they never disappoint. I've purchased a few different boxes of seeds and know they'll not be my last! Thank you 🐞🌸
I already have baby craspedia seedlings and can't wait to see them grow. I bought a couple of craspedia plants last year and they produce the most lovely yellow pom poms. They look great dotted in three's around the house and I also use them when I make dried wreaths.
This was gifted to my mum for her birthday and she loves it. You've got everything you need for flower pressing, including all instructions.
Nicely packaged and fast delivery
One of our favourites in the range. Balanced subtle tones, good burn time and will definitely buy again. Matt
Quickly dispatched and delivered. Arrived safely. Nicely labelled clearly with instructions on how to sow. Can’t go wrong. Would definitely order from again.
Arrived on Time and loved the packaging. About to sow some seeds and hopefully for some chillies in Summer
Excellent arrived safely beautifully boxed.
Looking forward to sowing these seeds soon.
Top quality seeds and so beautifully presented - I bought them for myself but it was like receiving a gorgeous gift!
Great service, prompt delivery and beautifully packaged. It was for a gift so not tried them but they look lovely.
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I loved receiving the beautiful package of seeds, with some dried flowers enclosed and not an ounce of plastic in sight!
All thoughtfully eco friendly wrapped.
The delivery was super quick and I’m working my way through sewing the seeds, on the monthly instructions contained on each packet.
I think any of the seed boxes would make a beautiful gift or why not treat yourself!
I’ll certainly be buying more as I expand my cut flower garden 🌸🐞
Another beautifully presented gift box of seeds delivered quickly and professionally presented. I bought as a gift for a friend who was delighted. I will definitely be back again.
I was so pleased to receive this box of seeds, beautifully presented with a lovely little dried flower to add a special touch, thank you, can’t wait to get started on sowing them .
I can’t rate these seeds highly enough! Germination was super fast and baby plants are lovely and strong. Looking forward to a flower filled 2023 , and will definitely be ordering lots more goodies from Bbcg x