Also known as NuMex Big Jim
This pepper is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for producing the world’s largest pepper pod at 13.5 inches! Expect NuMex Big Jim Peppers to reach 1 foot long on a consistent basis. Known for their meaty pods and their New Mexican flavor qualities, there is no wonder why these chiles are a favorite!
Not only is it a favorite – sometimes it’s nice to take a step back from hot peppers and enjoy flavor over heat. The Numex Big Jim chile has a sublime flavor with a hint of spice, just a tad spicier than sweet peppers which is great for families or for guests who are not into heat. This is one of the older releases in New Mexico State University in 1975 and is still one of the best green peppers out there! The Big Jim chili pepper is best used in Chile Rellenos, stuffed peppers, and other Mexican cuisines!
How big are Big Jim Peppers?
Matures from green, emerald green, to red. The Numex Big Jim pepper plant is easy to grow and maintain and is very productive. Big Jim peppers grow to be at least 12″
Fun Fact: The Big Jim hot pepper has always been the most famous New Mexico green chile, and this pepper has been used by chefs for decades.
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level:4,000-8,000+ SHUs
Origin: New Mexico, USA
Days to Harvest: 75+ Days
Big Jim Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds