PlantsPeppers→Anaheim Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Numex Big Jim')

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Hybridizer or Originator: New Mexico State Univ.
Days to harvest: 75 - 80

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: New Mexican
Other: Comparable to Anaheim
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 7 - 9", often longer
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1.5 - 2"
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 70 green, 80-85 red.
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 2500 - 3000
Heat: Medium Hot 2.5-30K SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24 - 36"
Fruit: Showy
Other: Green to red, very large - up to 12" long.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Guinness world record for largest peppper (12+")

NuMex Big Jim

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 20, 2012 12:51 PM

NuMex Big Jim
Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: USA
PI: 635876
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals: white
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: Green > red,8-12"L
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 80 Days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Scoville units: 500-2500
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

The NuMex Big Jim is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the producer of the largest Chile pods ever grown, with specimens in excess of a foot long (12 inches) not unknown. The variety was developed in the mid 1970's by Dr Nakayama as a result of a breeding program at the New Mexico State University (NMSU), home of the Chile Pepper Institute. Up to 30 pods may grow on a single plant. Great for chili powder.

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Nov 18, 2018 7:26 PM

The seed packet says these will grow up to 12 inches long and are medium hot. Supposed to be perfect for chiles rellenos. We grew these for the first time this year and our tags all got pulled out or buried by the critters, so we didn't know what was what with some of these plants. Ours didn't come anywhere near that size, and not knowing what they were at the time, we chopped them up and put them in our salsa. I think I'll try them again and hope they do get huge for chiles rellenos!

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