NuMex Twilight

May 5, 2007

Plant of the Week

David Rodriguez

NuMex Twilight‘NuMex Twilight’ is a hot, ornamental pequín-type chile with green leaves and purple fruit that ripens to yellow, orange, and then red. This variety has fruit in all four color states at the same time. It is a Capsicum frutescens selection and matures fruit within 85-to-120 days of transplanting. Plants produce good yields of ¾” long by ½” wide hot, edible peppers. Peppers grow upright in clusters and are very hot. Plants have green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. This ornamental pepper is suitable for growing in pots or containers.

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David Rodriguez is County Extension Agent-Horticulture, Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener ‘Hotline’ at (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at, click under Horticulture and Gardening.

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