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NuMex Twilight Pepper Seeds

NuMex Twilight Pepper Seeds

  • Germination rate: 83%
  • Plant size: 1.5 ft.
  • Pod size: 1"
  • Origin: USA
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 30,000-50,000
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5 total reviews



It’s time to stop dreaming and get your hands on the colorful, eye-catching, gorgeous NuMex Twilight pepper! This was created at New Mexico State University and is a hybrid of the Thai ornamental pepper, but with less heat and more beauty.

The ornamental NuMex Twilight pepper plant produces beautiful, tiny pods that reach 1" in length. These tiny bulbs have smooth skin and mature like a rainbow, aging from purple to yellow, orange, then finally red. These are one of the prettiest plants that you’ll grow when colors are shifting, so why grow flowers when you can grow these peppers instead? 

At a heat level of 30,000-50,000 SHUs, these peppers are similar to Cayenne and Tabasco peppers’ heat levels. You can grow this variety to decorate your windowsill, balcony, patio, or garden! The Numex Twilight peppers are said to be a saltier, bitter taste, but these aren’t really made to be for tasting as the flavors are less than admirable.

  • Species: Capsicum Annuum   
  • Heat Level: 30,000-50,000 SHUs 
  • Type: Medium Hot
  • Flavor: Salty, Bitter
  • Germination Rate: 83%
  • Origin: USA 
  • Pod Size: 1"
  • Plant Height: 1.5 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 70+ Days 

Can't decide which NuMex peppers to grow? Check out our NuMex Pepper Seed Collection for more varieties!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Obed Campos

NuMex Twilight Pepper Seeds

David Little
Looking forward to my peppers

I’m familiar with the datil pepper and appreciate you carrying the seeds. I’m a Florida native and love St. Augustine where the datil pepper is held in high esteem! I’ve grown them in the past and will be starting seedlings soon.

The multi colored peppers are reminiscent of plants my uncle grew near his front door. I look forward to using the plants as accents around our Florida home.

I’m familiar with the challenge of starting peppers and low germination rates, but I’m expecting good results from your seeds.

Great peppers,great service

Pepper seeds were delivered on time as promised. I was impressed by the selection of seeds Pepper Joe’s offers. Numex twilight has been a favorite ornamental I’ve grown since 2014.

James Goldman
Surprisingly high germination rate

Germanated at a surprisingly high rate!
One per cell is recommended!

Andrew Hereth
They won't give up

Constantly getting asked for review... So here goes. Planted on July 28 Today is Aug 18 and haven't sprouted yet

Thank you for taking the time to review. Keep in mind hot peppers do have a longer germination some taking up to 6 weeks. If you are following our recommended steps for germination ( you should start seeing seedlings soon! Thanks again!