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Big Jim hot pepper. 25 Seeds

Big Jim hot pepper. 25 Seeds

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25 Seeds

Big Jim Hot Pepper Growing Guide

Big Jim hot peppers are a large, thick-walled variety of chili pepper that is known for its mild heat and smoky flavor. They are relatively easy to grow and can be grown in both containers and in the ground.

To grow Big Jim hot peppers from seed:

  1. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date.
  2. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep in moist seed starting mix.
  3. Place seeds in a warm, sunny location and keep moist.
  4. Seeds should germinate in 7-14 days.
  5. Once seedlings have two sets of true leaves, transplant them into individual pots.
  6. Harden off seedlings gradually before transplanting them outdoors.

To transplant Big Jim hot peppers outdoors:

  1. Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil.
  2. Amend the soil with compost or manure before transplanting.
  3. Space plants 18-24 inches apart.
  4. Water plants deeply at transplanting.

To care for Big Jim hot pepper plants:

  • Water plants regularly, especially during hot weather.
  • Fertilize plants every 2-3 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Mulch around plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Harvest peppers when they are ripe, which is usually 70-85 days after transplanting.

Pests and diseases:

Big Jim hot pepper plants are susceptible to a number of pests and diseases, including aphids, spider mites, whiteflies, and fungal diseases. Inspect your plants regularly for signs of pests and diseases and take appropriate action if necessary.

Harvesting and storage:

Big Jim hot peppers can be harvested when they are green or red. Ripe peppers will be more flavorful and have a higher heat level. To harvest peppers, simply cut them from the plant with a sharp knife.

Big Jim hot peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week. They can also be dried or frozen for longer storage.

Uses for Big Jim hot peppers:

Big Jim hot peppers can be used in a variety of dishes, including salsa, chili, soups, and stews. They can also be stuffed, roasted, or pickled.

Tips for growing Big Jim hot peppers:

  • Big Jim hot peppers need full sun to produce the best yields.
  • Big Jim hot peppers prefer warm weather. They will not tolerate temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Big Jim hot peppers need well-drained soil. If your soil is heavy clay, you can improve drainage by adding sand or compost.
  • Big Jim hot peppers are heavy feeders. Fertilize them every 2-3 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Big Jim hot peppers are susceptible to blossom end rot. This is a calcium deficiency that can be caused by irregular watering or by a lack of calcium in the soil. To prevent blossom end rot, water your plants regularly and fertilize them with a fertilizer that contains calcium.


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