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NMSU Chile Pepper Institute to host annual sale

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute will host its annual spring sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16.

The New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute will host its spring sale Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16, at the Fabian Garcia Science Center, 113 W. University Ave. (Courtesy of The New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute)

The sale will feature a variety of chile peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, tomatillos and herbs – all grown by Chile Pepper Institute staff and NMSU students. It will take place outdoors, following COVID-19 safety protocols, and customers must wear face masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.

“We will have a wide variety of chile peppers, including super-hots like Bhut Jolokia and Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers, as well as traditional New Mexico varieties such as the medium-heat Heritage Big Jim, the mild Heritage 6-4 and the hot Sandia Select,” said Liza Lopez, program coordinator for the Chile Pepper Institute in a news release. “We also have a very nice assortment of tomato plants, with several varieties suitable for container growing, along with herbs, eggplants and tomatillos.”

Lopez said now is the perfect time to plant chiles and tomatoes in home gardens.

All proceeds from the sale, located at the Fabian Garcia Science Center, 113 W. University Ave. in Las Cruces, will benefit chile pepper research and education at NMSU.

For more information, contact 575-646-3028 or cpi@nmsu.edu.




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