The NuMex Twilight Chilli is an eye-catching, bushy plant that has white flowers and green leaves. The upright, conical fruits begin as purple and develop at varied speeds to red, then yellow, and eventually orange, creating a fascinating spectacle that resembles Christmas lights on a tree. The plant bears fruit from the beginning of summer all the way until the beginning of winter, which is an unusually long period of time for chilli plants to produce fruit.
The NuMex Twilight Chilli, which was developed in 1992 by Paul Bosland at New Mexico State University (NMSU), is recognised for its easy-to-grow nature and is suitable for even the most inexperienced chilli-growers. The thin-fleshed chillies, despite their diminutive size, pack a hot punch and have a smoky flavour that contributes a significant amount of heat to recipes. In addition to this, the chilli has a lengthy fruiting season, which guarantees a large crop that also produces visually attractive results. Experience the unique flavour and aroma of the NuMex Twilight Chilli over the course of several months.
Seed Quantity 15 Seeds
Species Capsicum annuum
Heat Level (Scoville Rating) Medium (30,000-50,000 SHU)
Pod Description 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.