Sargento (Hybrid)


Sargento is an extra-large fruited poblano (Ancho) with very good quality that matures from glossy dark green to deep red. The maturity is mid and it is suited for multiple harvests where it has the ability to maintain fruit size. The fruit are mid-long tapering, firm, straight and have a high percentage of two lobes. The plants have good vigor, continuous setting ability and are adapted for long cycle production. The intermediate resistance to phytophthora is valuable for areas with pressure. Sargento is suited for the fresh and drying market.

Scoville Heat Units: ~ 350 – 1,750

  • Widely adapted
  • High yield potential
  • Maintains very nice fruit size
  • Experimental# SHP8256
  • US Patent #11,357,184; 11,445,693

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