NuMex Big Jim Pepper Seeds
NuMex Big Jim Hot Peppers (Guinness World Record) HP163-20
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NuMex Big Jim Pepper Seeds

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SKU HP163-20
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Country Of Origin: USA USA
Planting Instructions
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85 days. Capsicum annuum. Open Pollinated. NuMex Big Jim Pepper. The plant produces heavy yields of 12" long by 2 ¾" wide hot peppers. Peppers are mildly hot and turn from green to red when they mature. The plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. Always a great seller at Farmer’s Markets! An excellent choice for home gardens, market growers, and open field production. Developed by New Mexico State University. A variety from New Mexico, USA.

Guinness World Record Holder The NuMex Big Jim was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest pepper.

Lot No: 220116

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 04/24

Seeds Per Pound: 64,000

Plant Height: 24 to 36” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Scoville Heat Units Scale

Hot Peppers
Capsicum annuum

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4" 80 F to 85 F 14 to 28 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"36 - 48" 24"60 - 210 days

Hot Pepper Seed Planting Information:

Some hot pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions and some varieties come from dry desert regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Material for best germination results. Read the Hot Pepper Growing Tips and Planting Instructions for information on growing hot peppers from seeds. Please take time to watch the Hot Pepper Planting Instructions Movie . Plants can grow 1 to 7 ft tall.


Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water well with soaker hoses during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest hot peppers when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick peppers as they mature to encourage new buds to form.

Hot Peppers
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Indoor Germination Temperature: 80 to 85 F
Minimum Outdoor Soil Temperature: Above 75 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
Seed Depth: ¼“

Days to Germination: 14 to 28 days

Plant Spacing: 24”

Row Spacing: 36 to 48”

Sunlight Requirement: Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: 60 to 210 days

USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 11

Note: The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor germination results. Warning: Do not use peat pots, plugs, or potting soil for growing hot peppers from seeds as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease, fungus, and poor germination results. Do not use covers or lids as lack of air and condensation moisture will cause poor germination results, disease, and fungus.

Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

Customer Reviews

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by on January 22, 2012

I grew about 6 or 7 chili varieties in 2011 and this is definately my favourite because it is more allround than the hotter ones. The flavour is just a tad more spicy than sweet peppers (paprika), and that's great if you have sensitive dinner company ;) The plants are very sturdy but the branches will bend under the weight of these huge fruits. Beautiful colors, great taste and large sizes made this my favourite for 2011. Tip: Slice and pickle in sunflower oil and you can eat it a long time.

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by on January 31, 2013

THIS is the "preferred" pepper for most New Mexico gardeners who make GREEN CHILE from these peppers. They are roasted when green then frozen in plastic bags. Upon thawing, they are easy to skin (peel). GREAT FLAVOR and not very hot. THE "Green-Chile" pepper!!!

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by on April 16, 2013

Grew these for the first time in 2012 in Georgia (Zone 8). They did great! Had 40 plants and they yielded beautiful, large green and red peppers. Medium Hot

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