LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Jimmy Joe Lytle has a hot pepper. He's hoping his 15 and a-half inch chili will set a new world record.
If it does, Lytle will keep the title in the family. His mother is the current record holder for the longest chili. The New Mexico farmer says he has even longer chilies.
He tells the Las Cruces Sun-News some 17-inch peppers got mixed with the regular ones during the harvest. He's hoping to get official Guinness record certification as soon as this coming weekend.