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Alteño (Hybrid)

Pepper / Pepper – Hot – Poblano

Alteño is an extra-large fruited poblano (Ancho) with good quality and heavy fruit. Fruit color matures from mid-dark green to deep red. The maturity is mid-early and it is suited for multiple harvests where it has the ability to maintain fruit size. The fruit are classical with broad shoulders and tapering to a point, firm, straight and have a high percentage of two lobes. The plants are strong and have good vigor, continuous setting ability and are adapted for long cycle production in the highland areas. Alteño has very good general field performance under root disease pressure and also has a great dry weight ratio. Well suited for the fresh and drying market.

Scoville Heat Units: ~ 250 – 1,500

  • Very good fresh to dry weight ratio
  • High yield potential
  • Maintains very nice fruit size
  • Experimental# SHP8166

Disease Resistance

IR: Pc

Days to Maturity from Transplant


Fruit Shape

Flat Tapers to Point
Tapered at End
Semi Flat

Fruit Size




Exterior Color

Dark Green to Red

Exterior Characteristics


Market Use


Plant Habit


Relative Maturity


Plant Height



6.5-7 inches (17 - 18 cm)


3.25-3.75 inches (8 - 10 cm)


4.6-5.5 Ounces

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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.