I planted several NuMex Big Jim plants this year. I picked a few last week and they have good flavor but no heat - none.
I live in western North Carolina Zone 7A.
I've heard too much water, temp not hot enough.
Any ideas or suggestions?
let them get really dry before you pick them, when they r stressed, they produce more capsaicin of course they get to their hottest during really hot dry years, good luck fellow carolinian
The Numex Big Jims i grew in the past were sweet with no heat at all also.
Outside of the usual weather/watering factors it's just known to have a lot of variance.
Did you let them turn red? Even still mine have not had a ton of heat. I read that it is a plant with a high degree of variance.
I wish I knew how to help. I haven't grown Big Jim's, but my jalapenos are quite hot this year. Weird thing is that in years past they haven't always been this hot (same brand/variety).