By growing Big Jim pepper seeds you’ll be rewarded with peppers of record-breaking size, literally. These NuMex peppers have made their way into the Guiness Book of World Records from producing pods that reached 13.5″ in length. You can expect consistent peppers with a length up to 12″ long. Average length of the Big Jim peppers in our experience is about 7-8″ in length. These delicious peppers originated from New Mexico State University in 1975 and are one of the best sweet peppers you’ll find.
The thick-skinned peppers are best roasted or used for grilling or stuffing. They’re also commonly used in chiles rellenos and other Mexican recipes. A bit milder than a jalapeno, the Big Jim peppers offer a perfect level of heat. A hardy and vigorous introduction from the chili pepper breeding project at New Mexico State University. The flavor gives a hint of spice, great for those who enjoy sweet peppers without a lot of heat.
Plants average about 30″ in height and are fairly productive. The peppers will mature from green, emerald green, and finally red. Since the plants don’t grow too huge, we’d call this variety container friendly as long as you provide at least a 5-gallon pot. Be sure to provide support by way of steaks or a tomato cage as the branches of these plants will get heavy with peppers.
We’re sure you love this fan favorite. In addition to these Big Jim pepper seeds, you may also be interested in our heirloom Aconcagua pepper seeds, another large productive pepper variety. We offer other varieties of sweet pepper seeds as well.
Pepper seeds are best started pre-season under grow lights indoors at least 10-12 week before your last frost for optimum harvest. If you’re new to growing peppers from seed or just want a refresher course, be sure and check out our guide on starting pepper plants indoors.
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