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

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

NuMex Sunset flower

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 20, 2012 9:28 AM

NuMex Sunset
Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: New Mexico
PI: 640592
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals: white
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: Green > red,8-12"L
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 80 Days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Scoville units: 500-2500
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

This hybridized cultivar was developed at the New Mexico State University in 1988 by Drs.Bosland, Iglesias, and Tanksley. Its cousins are the NuMex Sunrise and NuMex Eclipse. The pods are 4-6in long and turn orange at maturity. They are used primarily as ornamental chiles. All three cultivars originated from a cross between 'Permagreen' and 'New Mexico 6-4'. They are similar in pungency to 'New Mexico 6-4'.

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