Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'NuMex Sunburst') in the Peppers Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

NuMex Sunburst

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 20, 2012 10:57 AM

NuMex Sunburst
Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: New Mexico
PI: 640861
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals: white
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: Green > orange,2-3" L
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 80 Days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Scoville units: 500-1000
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

From the New Mexico State University (NMSU), home of the Chile Pepper Institute. These are ornamental de Arbol-type chiles for making mini-ristras and wreaths in alternative colors. Smaller than the usual New Mexican type of ristra pepper.

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