Chile Pepper Institute
New Mexico Chile Pepper Institutes NuMex Easter Ornamental Chile has been named an "All-America Selections" winner. The recognition highlights the plant's ability to flourish in different climates across the country. This is the first time any plant bred by NMSU has been named an "All-American Selections" winner. All-America Selections (AAS) is a nonprofit organization that tests new varieties of flowers and bedding plants, and then introduces the best performers as their "AAS Winners." The organization has nearly 200 gardens in geographically diverse areas across the country where judges score the performance of the plants. ACES' Fabian Garcia Science Center in Las Cruces became an AAS evaluation site in 2013.