Big Jim Chili Seeds
Information: The Big Jim chili pepper was first cultivated at the New Mexico State University and was entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the largest kind of chili in the world. It is part of the NewMex family, just like the Anaheim chili.
Its fruits can grow up to a phenomenal 32cm in length, although on average they usually reach around 22cm. The peppers ripen they change colour from green to red. The taste of Big Jim peppers does not suffer as result of their imposing size, the chilies are full of flavour with a mild spicy heat. They are suitable both for eating fresh (whether green or red) as well as for barbecuing, frying, stuffing, roasting or as an ingredient in a sauce.
Care: Germination temperature is between 20°C and 28°C (germination period: 7-20 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised permeable soil and should not be left in standing water. They should be placed in a sunny, sheltered place with at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, if not more. Place the plants outside around 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost. When you plant the seedlings outdoors, take care to leave at least 30cm of space between each plant.
|Scoville||500 – 2,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||20 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Feb – Apr|
|Flowers||White (May – July)|
|Growth habit||Bushy, 70-100cm tall|
|Maturation||From green to red|
|Fruit’s appearance||Elongated, similar shape to a pointed pepper, approx. 5 x 25cm|
|Maturation period||70 – 90 days|