Grow your own Big Jim Chile! Sandia Seed offers the best selection of New Mexico chile varieties, including the deliciously huge Big Jim Legacy. Big Jim Pepper Seeds are easy to start, and grow into nice sized pepper plants with huge chile pods for roasting and enjoying.
Big Jim Legacy is an all-around winner when it comes to green chile. It has incredible New Mexican chile flavor, thick flesh, and mild to medium heat. A favorite for chile rellenos. The 8-10“ pods are very large, making the pods easy to peel after roasting, and have thick flesh with the perfect amount of heat and flavor. The Legacy Big Jim Chile has mild-to-medium heat with 2,000 - 4,000 Scovilles.
NuMex Big Jim Chile:
If you like Big Jims, check out one of the older releases from NMSU from 1975: The NuMex Big Jim. This is still one of the best green chiles available and is a favorite of home gardeners and chefs for making chile rellenos, a stuffed chile pod. The light to medium green fruit grows to almost 8” long and 2” wide and moderately flattened. The round-shouldered fruit tapers to a hook at the apex. Plant height is 16”-26” tall and their heat is mild to medium, with 2,500 - 3,000 Scovilles.
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