WE DO NOT SHIP INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE AN ORDER IF YOU HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS – IT WILL GET REFUNDED AND CAN TAKE UP TO 30 DAYS.
Dear Chile Pepper Institute Customers,
During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, all of us here at the CPI are concerned about the safety and well-being of our families, colleagues, customers, partners, and the many friends who make the Chile Pepper Institute a vibrant global family.
Our hearts are with those who have been affected personally by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the many communities around the world that are facing extreme measures in the attempt to slow its spread. The Chile Pepper Institute is fully committed to ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and customers.
UPDATE: April 21, 2021
The walk-in gift shop on the main NMSU campus remains closed to the public, as the NMSU campus is also closed to the general public. If you have questions please call 575-646-3028 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Our online shop is still open and orders are being shipped daily; however, deliveries make take a little longer to reach you due to increased demands faced by UPS and the US Postal Service. We are also offering local, curbside delivery of seeds and merchandise.
Our 2021 Teaching Garden hasn’t been planted yet, stay tuned! Our virtual tour of last year’s Teaching Garden is available at the link above. We hope you enjoy!
We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your continued patronage.
Staff of the Chile Pepper Institute
The Chile Pepper Institute is the only international, non-profit organization devoted to education and research related to Capsicum, or chile peppers. Established in 1992, the Institute builds on the research of chile peppers since the famous horticulturalist Fabian Garcia (the father of the U.S. chile pepper industry) began standardizing chile pepper varieties in 1888. The Institute is located on the New Mexico State University campus, Las Cruces, NM in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 265 (575-646-3028). In the Institute visitors will discover chile research posters, chile pepper books, art, and hundreds of high-demand and hard-to-find chile pepper seed varieties. If you are interested in downloading our Chile Pepper Institute catalog please email email@example.com.
Because we are located on a university campus with parking restrictions and regulations, we require ALL VISITORS to sign in with the following information to avoid a parking ticket:
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