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Paul W. Bosland

Paul W. Bosland is a Regents professor and Distinguished Achievement professor of horticulture at New Mexico State University. He has released more than forty cultivated varieties, including a no-heat jalapeño pepper and a habanero chile, 'NuMex Suave', which retains the unique habanero flavors without the heat; a series of heritage varieties that have old-time flavor with today's yields; and several ornamental chile pepper varieties. He discovered 'Trinidad Scorpion', the first chile pepper to exceed 2 million scoville heat units.

Paul leads the chile pepper breeding and genetic research program at NMSU where he directs the university's Chile Pepper Institute. He also serves as chairman of the annual New Mexico Chile Conference. He holds a Ph.D. in plant breeding and plant genetics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.