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NuMex Big Jim Pepper Seeds

NuMex Big Jim Pepper Seeds

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Be prepared when growing this giant NuMex pepper! NuMex Big Jim peppers have been a famous green chile used by chefs throughout New Mexico for decades, but now, this pepper is officially listed in the Gunness Book of World Records for producing the world's largest pepper pod at 13.5" long!

Expect these huge pods to grow on easy-to-maintain pepper plants that are very productive. NuMex Big Jim peppers will reach 12" long on a consistent basis and will mature from green to emerald green, and then to red. These are meaty pods that have been a fan favorite for quite some time!

If you prefer flavor over heat, the Big Jim peppers from the New Mexico State University Chili Pepper Institute are the one for you. They have a sublime flavor with a hint of spice, just a tad spicier than sweet peppers, which is great for families or for guests who don't like things too hot. The Big Jim chili pepper is best used in Chile Rellenos, stuffed peppers, and other Mexican cuisines. This is one of the best green peppers out there, so be sure to start growing some of your own today!

Want more mild heat? Check out our Mild Pepper Seeds today and don't forget our Sweet Pepper Seed collection if you prefer sweet flavors over roaring heat!


  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 3 ft.
  • Pod Size: 11 in. +
  • Days to Harvest: 70 - 79 days
  • Origin: USA
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 4,000-8,000+

Growing Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Kelly E.
Great Getmination

All the seeds I planted grew.

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed