Fairy Lights (Capsicum annuum)
A stunning example of chillies at their most colourful, Fairy Lights was developed from NuMex Twilight, another ornamental chilli variety. The plants have purple-tinged leaves matched by bright purple flowers that develop into small, cone-shaped fruit measuring about 12 x 25mm. These put on a dramatic display of colours as they turn from luminescent purple to orange then red. The fruit are not only attractive, they are also hot. The plants grow upright, and need high light levels to prevent them getting spindly.
Heat level: approx. 45,000 SHU (hot)
(For information about heat levels see How to Choose the Right Variety)