NuMex Big Jim

NuMex Big Jim


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

2500 – 3000

The giant NuMex Big Jim pepper was introduced by New Mexico State University in the 1970s as a cross between a few different types of local chiles and a Peruvian chile.

These peppers are in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest chile ever grown and can grow up to a foot long. Plants yield many mildly hot, thick-walled green fruits perfect for roasting and stuffing. Pepper cultivars developed at the New Mexico State University carry the designation ‘NuMex’.

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