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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This full-color handbook presents an in depth look at 100 chiles (50 fresh and 50 dried), each with a color photograph, hotness scale, and brief description. The Great Chile Book also includes background information, an introduction to the use of chiles in the cuisines of Mexico and the Southwest, and delicious recipes from the kitchen of the Coyote Cafe. This is a treasured guide for kitchen and market, and an excellent gift for any lover of hot and spicy cuisine.
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 Fabian Garcia began standardizing chile pepper varieties in 1888. Dr. Garcia is widely considered to be the father of the U.S. Mexican food industry.
Chile pepper research is conducted at the Fabian Garcia 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- 5:00 PM