Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'NuMex Eclipse') 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 Eclipse

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 20, 2012 12:42 PM

NuMex Eclipse
Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: New Mexico
PI: 640591
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals: white
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: Green > brown,4-6"L
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 70 Days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Scoville units: 500
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 Sunset. 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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