All proceeds from Chile Pepper Institute sales go to fund chile pepper research and education at New Mexico State University.
The Chile Pepper Institute carries all but some of the oldest chile pepper seed varieties developed at New Mexico State University, garden favorites, and unusual varieties.
We also carry a wide selection of chile food products, books and merchandise.
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Believed to have first been cultivated in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, these peppers have fruits averaging a little less than 1" in length, and a sweet, tangy, smoky flavor with a little heat (about 500-1,000 SHU).
Also known as “Little Beak Peppers, (biquinho in Portuguese translates to "little beak"), “Sweety Drops,” or “Little Kiss,” and commonly called “Chupetinho” by Brazilians.
The fruits are shaped like marbles with pointy ends, and ripen from green to red. The little peppers dangle on sturdy, upright plants that are prolific.
Great eaten raw, cooked, or added to cheese plates and salads. In Brazil, they are pickled in a mixture of vinegar, garlic, herbs, and a Brazilian liquor called cachaça and served as an appetizer or snack at bars and restaurants.
Maturity: Approx. 90 days
Capsicum Chinense- 20 seeds per packet
"These seeds are for my first attempt at gardening chiles in my backyard. I'm SUPER excited. A friend of mine in Houston says the Lemon Spice jalapeños are his favorite."
"High quality seeds that produce healthy plants and disease-free fruit."
The Chile Pepper Institute Teaching Garden
The Chile Pepper Institute (CPI) is the only international organization devoted to education, research and information related to chile peppers.
The Institute was established at New Mexico State University in 1992 as the place for chile aficionados to find answers to "all things chile pepper."
New Mexico State University is also the place where chile pepper research has been ongoing since Dr. Fabián García began standardizing chile pepper varieties in 1888. Dr. García is widely considered to be the father of the U.S. Mexican food industry.
Chile pepper research is conducted at the Fabián García Horticultural Science Center, where the Chile Pepper Institute also maintains the Amy Goldman Fowler Teaching Garden. Every summer and fall visitors can find more than 150 varieties of chile peppers growing here.
We are located on the campus of New Mexico State University.
940 COLLEGE DRIVE, LAS CRUCES, NM, 88003, US
8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM