New Mexico Big Jim Pepper

Big Jim bears chiles ideal for stuffing.

New Mexico Big Jim Pepper

  • LIght: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 10 to 12 inches
  • Matures: 76 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches
  • Plant size: 18 to 24 inches tall and wide
  • Scoville heat units: 500 to 2,500 (mild)

Introduced in 1975 by New Mexico State University, this cross between a Peruvian chile and various types from New Mexico produces high yields of bright green, mildly hot fruit that mature to red. It is popular because of the very long, tasty, 10- to 12-inch pods. An obvious choice for chiles rellenos, Big Jim may vary some in pungency from plant to plant.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

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