NuMex Twilight

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NuMex Twilight
A NuMex Twilight plant with fruit in various stages of ripeness
Species Capsicum annuum
Breeder New Mexico State University
Heat Hot
Scoville scale 30,000–50,000 SHU

NuMex Twilight is one of the most unusual varieties of chile pepper developed at New Mexico State University (which creates all "NuMex" varieties of plants). Shrub like, Twilight grows to 18 inches tall, covered with peppers that start out white, turn purple, then move through yellow and orange, becoming red when fully ripe, producing a rainbow effect on the green plant. Twilight thrives in either a container or in the ground, and it is both a prolific bearer and is long-lived when protected from frost.

The NuMex Twilight chile has a Scoville rating of 30,000–50,000, or about as hot as a Cayenne pepper.[1]

It is a hybrid based on the Thai Ornamental pepper.[2]

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  1. ^ Diacono, Mark (25 February 2012). "Take a fresh look at cool chille peppers". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "NuMex Twilight: A Rainbow Of Fire". PepperScale. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2017.