Big Jim, our medium-hot variety sets large, meaty pods. Big Jim pods can grow between 8 and 14 inches in length and, while they are a medium hot pepper, you will find a great deal of variation in heat from one to the next. So great is the range that when measured on the scoville scale, a given pod can be anywhere from 500-3,500 SHU.
Also known as NuMex Big Jim, this variety was released by Dr. Roy Nakayama in 1975, and was listed as the world’s largest chile in the Guinness Book of Records. Due to their size and shape, they are ideal for homemade chile rellenos, offering plenty of space for stuffing your favorite toppings and accompaniments. Here at The Hatch Chile Store, we sell fresh picked Big Jim medium hot in 5, 10, and 25 pound boxes. 25lb boxes of fresh Big Jim are enough for one or two people for a full year while a 10lb box of Big Jim might only last a few months. Our 5lb box of Big Jim makes a great gift and ships free!
We also sell flame roasted, frozen Big Jim either whole (for rellenos) or chopped (for everything else). Our frozen allows you to skip the work of roasting and peeling your chile while allowing you to stock up for the off-season. If you have any questions or would like to place an order for our medium-hot hatch green chile, feel free to order online or call us directly at 575 -635-4680 today.