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The Chile Pepper Institute

February 22, 2013

Do you like chile peppers? If so, you will surely be interested in the The Chile Pepper Institute. The website is full of a wide range of information on Chile peppers, seed resources, TCPI events, programs and so on…

Below, an “about” paragraph from The Chile Pepper Institute Website:

“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 horticulturist 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. Download our 2013 Merchandise Catalog here.”

Click this link to view TCPI seed catalog..

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2013 10:08:39 pm

    Chillis are one of those sore points with me. We have a very short growing season here but surprisingly they do quite well. The main problem is that Tasmania is a small island off the coast of Australia and as such we maintain a terrifying quarantine regime that barely allows mail through, let alone seed matter from other states. The ubiquitous and most humble solanaceae family are persona non grata in our mailing system and we have to rely on what is already here and on the kindness of seed sharing strangers. Reading about the wealth of chillies and peppers available in your country makes me almost cry! I will save that link but won’t visit till I have had a few stiff drinks under my collar and the world is shiny and bright and hilarious because otherwise it might just tip me over the edge…

    • February 25, 2013 10:08:38 pm

      You can’t find fresh or dried chili’s in the market? I find that even dried chilis can have viable seed in them. If the seeds are dried properly seeds stay good for a long time.

      • February 25, 2013 10:08:40 pm

        We have very few different kinds of chillis available to us here in Tassie, just the regular long green and red ones and jalapenos. I want some seed from some interesting chillis but due to quarantine here they are VERY strict about the entire solanaceae family and they are like hens teeth 🙂

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