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Sandia Seed Company

Big Jim NuMex Green Heirloom Chile Seeds

Regular price $ 2.49 USD
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It is one of the older releases from NMSU in 1975 and still one of the best green chiles available. It 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. 

The Big Jim has always been the most famous New Mexico green chile.  Capsicum annuum (75 days)

Heat Level: Mild to Medium  Scoville 2,500 - 3,000 

~ Packet contains 30 seeds. 

Heirloom, Non-GMO, Untreated

In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks before warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light, and always keep moist. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart, or into large 5-gallon containers. Harvest chiles when they are green. If left on the plant for a couple more weeks, the chiles will turn red at full maturity.

All of our seeds are GMO-free.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Great chile in hsrsh conditions

This was a really rough chile year, for me. Multiple hails, failed watering system, chickens gone wild! These performed excellently, recovering quickly and producingvthe best chile from the garden, tjis year!

Tresa Davis
Great seeds great yirlds

I’ve been buying seeds from Sandia for 3 years.
They always sprout well and I get healthy plants with loads of nice peppers. Fast shipping!

Diana Garcia
Hotter than expected.

Chiles we’re kind of small, but had very good flavor and a good bite to them!

Cccilia Herrera-Montoya
Outstand chile

We grow a variety of Chile on our 6 acres in Castle Valley Utah. We are outside of Moab. Your seeds are the best. The chile is wonderful, we dry some and grind it up and use it for presents for our family. Or we roast it in our fire roaster and freeze and keep chile on hand for our 5 adult children and their spouses and our 19 grandchildren. We have a difficult time finding good hot seeds. Thank you Cecilia

jeff lambert
Mild but excellent flavor.

Large and thick walled chili's that are easy to roast. I think the size and thickness of the chili further reduces the heat. Too mild for my family of NM Natives but would be excellent if you don't like a lot of spice. Very productive plants I grew just north of Denver - we gave chili away (very unusual for us). I'm trying the Doublecross next year for more heat.