Chili pepper 'New Mexico Big Jim'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'New Mexico Big Jim'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

New Mexico Big Jim likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that New Mexico Big Jim is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Planting New Mexico Big Jim in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 is ideal for as it does best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing New Mexico Big Jim from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing New Mexico Big Jim about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting New Mexico Big Jim

As New Mexico Big Jim is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting New Mexico Big Jim