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CHILLI New Mexican Twilight

Capsicum annum

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Family: Solanaceae

Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub

Seed per packet: 25

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A hot ornamental chilli with green leaves and purple fruit that ripens to yellow, orange, and then red. This variety has fruit in all four colour states at the same time. Plants produce good yields of 2 cm (¾") long by 1.25 cm (½") wide hot, edible peppers. Peppers grow upright in clusters and are very hot. This ornamental pepper is suitable for growing in pots or containers.

Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a well-drained, well fed soil in a sunny position. Annual in temperate climates perennial in the tropics.

Capsicums require warmth for germination, if starting early provide warmth.

Tropical: Year Round
Temperate: Early Spring to Early Summer
Cold: Mid-Spring to Early Summer

Sow: 6mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 50cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 10-12 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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