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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! 


Matures from green, emerald green, to red. The Numex Big Jim pepper plant is easy to grow and maintain and is very productive.


20 Seeds Per Packet

Nu Mex Big Jim Chili Pepper Seeds

SKU: Seeds 40
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  • In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light, and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into large 5-gallon containers. 

  • Shipping is available for all seeds. Standard shipping is free on orders of $35+.

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