Alteño (Hybrid)


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 Key

Disease Codes – Pepper

Lt Powdery mildew Leveillula taurica (anamorph: Oidiopsis sicula)
Mi Root-knot Meloidogyne incognita
Pc Phytophthora crown and root rot Phytophthora capsici
PVY Potato Y Potato Y potyvirus
Rs Bacterial wilt Ralstonia solanacearum
TEV Tobacco etch Tobacco etch potyvirus
Tm* Tobamovirus Bell pepper mottle virus (BPMoV), Paprika mild mottle virus (PaMMV), Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV), Tobacco mild green mosaic virus (TMGMV), Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), and Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV)
TSWV Tomato spotted wilt Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus
X spp (Xcv) Bacterial spot Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria (now Xanthomonas spp)

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.

*Tm: 0 – designates resistance to Pepper Tobamovirus Group 0: BPMoV, TMV: 0, and ToMV: 0

Tm: 0, 1 – designates resistance to Pepper Tobamovirus Group 0 and Group 1: TMGMV & PaMMV

Tm: 0-2 – designates resistance to Pepper Tobamovirus Group 0, 1 and Group 2: PMMoV: 1.2

Tm: 0-3 – designates resistance to Pepper Tobamovirus Group 0, 1, 2 and Group 3: PMMoV: 1.2.3