This giant chili pepper was introduced by New Mexico State University in the 1970s as a cross between a few different types of local chilli’s and a Peruvian chilli. They measure 10-12” and mature to red, but are usually harvested and used when green. The peppers have actually been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest chilli’s ever grown.
The New Mex Big Jim has a mildly spicy flavour and is great for salsa or on salads, or the red ones could be dried to make beautiful ristras. They’re also great for roasting, pickling or just about anything else you can think of.