If you got a thing for NuMex peppers, you’ll be bursting with joy with the Sunburst pepper for their impressive flavors and productivity rates! The Chili Pepper Institute bears the NuMex name where they create chili hybrids at New Mexico State University (NMSU), and they’re focused on creating tasty peppers that are more productive and disease resistant. With this in mind, the university created another delicious and impressive pepper variety that you’ll want to grow in your garden.
The Numex Sunburst pepper plant will produce great yields of outstanding orange peppers, looking similar to a Cayenne pepper but slightly thicker. It will grow to around 3 inches long and will become upright with pointed ends. It'll mature from green to orange before turning red, but we recommend harvesting the pepper when it ripens to orange for the best flavors. We haven’t determined the heat level yet but could range from 5,000 to 30,000 SHUS like most NuMex peppers. In other words, expect some heat to hit your tongue!
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level: Estimated around 5,000-30,000 SHUs
Origin: New Mexico, USA
Days to Harvest: 90+ Days
# of Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds
Want to grow more NuMex pepper seeds? Check out our NuMex Sandia Pepper Seeds, NuMex Twilight Pepper Seeds, NuMex Big Jim Pepper Seeds, NuMex Joe E Parker Pepper Seeds, NuMex 6-4 Pepper Seeds!
Can’t decide which NuMex peppers to grow? Try your hand in growing six NuMex varieties with our NuMex Pepper Seed Collection that’ll light up your garden and cooking.