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Desperado (Hybrid)

Pepper / Pepper – Hot – Specialty

Desperado is a large-fruited Anaheim type pepper with mid-early maturity and great yield potential on a sturdy mid-size plant with good cover. Fruit are light green with an attractive glossy look and thick walls. Fruits ‘decap’ well, making them well suited for fresh and processing markets. Pungency is mild and ideal for roasting.

Scoville Heat Units: ~ 50 – 500

  • Quality, smooth fruit
  • Low pungency ideal for roasting
  • ‘Decaps’ well
  • Well suited as a dual purpose Anaheim
  • Experimental# SHP8702

Days to Maturity from Transplant


Fruit Shape

Tapered at End
Semi Flat



Fruit Size


Exterior Color

Light Green to Red

Exterior Characteristics

Medium Glossy

Interior Characteristics


Market Use


Plant Habit

Good Cover

Relative Maturity


Plant Height



~ 1.5 inches


~ 7.8 inches

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Disease Codes – Pepper

Xcv Bacterial spot Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria
CMV Cucumber mosaic Cucumber mosaic cucumovirus
PMMoV Pepper mild mottle Pepper mild mottle tobamovirus
PepMoV Pepper Mottle Pepper mottle potyvirus
Pc Phytophthora root rot Phytophthora capsici
PVY Potato Y Potato Y potyvirus
Mi Root knot Meloidogyne incognita
TEV Tobacco etch Tobacco etch potyvirus
TMV Tobacco mosaic Tobacco mosaic tobamovirus
ToMV Tomato mosaic Tomato mosaic tobamovirus
TSWV Tomato spotted wilt Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus

Resistance Terminology

HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.

IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.

T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.


Claims and other disclosed information are based on our observations and/or information from other sources. Crop performance depends on the interaction between the genetic potential of the seed, its physiological characteristics, the environment, including management, and other uncontrollable factors that may alter expected performance. Triploid hybrid watermelon varieties will on occasion produce empty white seed coats or hard, dark undeveloped seeds and, therefore, are not warranted to be completely “seedless”. Statements concerning the reaction of varieties to a specific pathogen, pest or stress are based on evaluation under defined conditions. These reactions can be affected by changes in environmental and biological factors, especially new pathogen races, pest biotypes or vectors of disease agents. Therefore, we give no warranty, express or implied, for crop performance relative to the information given; nor do we accept any liability for any loss, direct, indirect, or consequential, that may arise from any cause. Read all seed package labeling carefully to understand the terms and conditions of sale.