Numex Twilight PEPPER~Seed, Capsicum annuum-.
Numex Twilight Pepper Seeds
Sunset-colored fruits start out purple and ripen to yellow, orange, and then red.
12" tall when grown in pots, and 24-30" tall in the field. When spaced closely together, plants make a uniform and colorful hedge. 3/8" x 3/4" fruits are edible and very hot. Bred by Paul Bosland, Jaime Iglesias, and Max Gonzalez at New Mexico State Univ. from a semi-wild plant found growing in Jalisco, Mexico. Piquin-type chile, has partial resistance to tobacco etch virus and beet curly top virus. Ht. 12-30".
NuMex Twilight is an outstandingly beautiful chilli with upright, cone-shaped fruit that measure 10 x 25mm. The fruit start purple, then change to yellow, orange and eventually red as they ripen. Since new chillies are continuously being produced, the plants display fruit at all stages of ripeness, creating a vibrant mix of colours. The fruit are hot and thin-fleshed, and can be dried or frozen for winter stews and curries.
Though they do well in the ground, the bushy plants are ideal as an 'edible ornamental' grown in a pot and kept in a conservatory or on a sunny windowsill in the house.
Approximate heat level: 30,000 SHU
HOW TO GROW PEPPER SEEDS
1. where gloves
2.always wash your hands even after you take you gloves off
3.have some lime juice to dump on your hands if they are burning as its said to releave the burning
4.never rub any sensitive area like your eyes and so forth.
5.before you take your gloves off besure you are completely finished at what you are doing
6.some times double up on your gloves as the burn can still find its way in at times
Sow seeds indoors Â¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Organic Seed Starting Material for best germination results.
Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil â and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2â³ thick layer of compost.
Growing Hot Peppers in Containers
Peppers can be grown all year long in containers. It is suitable for apartment dwellers and gardeners who live in cool regions where the number of growing days are limited. Many pepper enthusiast grow peppers in pots so they can have fresh peppers all year long. Itâs best to use 5 gallon containers so the roots do not get too over-crowded
Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.
Water well with soaker hoses during dry and hot spells.
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.
Harvest hot peppers when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick peppers as they mature to encourage new buds to form.
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