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 4/2/2022

The Spring Plant Sale scheduled for 4/6-4/8 has been canceled.

The online shop is running at a greatly reduced capacity, orders are being shipped once a week and taking anywhere between 6-14 days to be delivered from the time you place the order.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Staff of the Chile Pepper Institute



For WHOLESALE SEED pricing OR For anybody interested in our WHOLESALE SAUCE pricing for your business please contact us via email at  cpi@nmsu.edu

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 cpi@nmsu.edu.

Due to our location of a college campus and strict regulations: We now require ALL Visitors to please come ready to sign in with the following information to avoid a parking ticket.

  1. Model 

  2. Color

  3. License Plate Number