NuMex Twilight

NuMex Twilight


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

30000 – 50000

The Numex Twilight an ornamental pepper developed at New Mexico State University by The Chile Pepper Institute. Nearly all pepper varieties from The Chile Pepper Institute bear the NuMex name. Read more about The Chile Pepper Institute here.

The NuMex Twilight grows about 18 inches tall, and becomes covered in peppers that start out purple, then move through yellow and orange, finally becoming red when fully ripe, producing a rainbow effect on the green plant.

It is a hybrid based on the Thai Ornamental pepper, but the key differences are the Thai Hot ornamental is much hotter and does not produce the purple variation.

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