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PlantFiles: Anaheim Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Numex Big Jim'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Numex Big Jim

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12 members have or want this plant for trade.

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Moderate (1,000 to 5,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (more than 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)
Late (more than 80 days)

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive melody On Jul 14, 2008, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Healthy, prolific plants set tons of peppers. These things get BIG! Many over 8" They are thick walled for a tapered pepper and I don't find them to be overly hot at all, I use them like a bell. Now someone with a more sensitive mouth may think differently, but they are among the mildest hot peppers in my garden.

Positive torresricardov On Jul 25, 2004, torresricardov from Las Cruces, NM wrote:

This variety was developed here in the Las Cruces area of New Mexico by New Mexico State University. I like it a lot but it is strange for the fact that it can have mild and hot chiles on different branches of the same plant. A more improved variety is R-Naky, developed by Roy Nakayzma of NMSU. R-Naky is consistant in flavor from plant to plant. Both are excellent for chile rellenos.

Positive twobells On Apr 5, 2004, twobells from Rocklin, CA wrote:

I have been growing New Mex Big Jim for the last 5-6 years here in the hot Sacramento Valley with consistant success. It is one of my wife's very favorite roasting peppers along with Big Chili which is even larger (world's largest to 12"). Big Jim produces 8-9" fruit with moderate heat (1,000-1,500 SHU). Germination so far has been 100 per cent. Very compact plant so I plant 2 to a cage with a very large production.

Neutral Terry On Jan 12, 2004, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Supposed to produce very large Anaheim peppers - I sure hope so, because we could use a freezer full next fall!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Auburn, Alabama
Phoenix, Arizona
Menifee, California
Rocklin, California
San Jose, California
Brookston, Indiana
Benton, Kentucky
Valley Lee, Maryland
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Houston, Texas
Bountiful, Utah
Saint George, Utah
Kennewick, Washington

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