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Ascent Pepper

Ascent Pepper

PP702

85 days. Staggeringly prolific, Thai-style, mini peppers pack a pungent punch of heat! Strong, attractive, well-branched plants burst with slender, upright peppers that start out green, turn purplish and ripen to a flame red color. Pointy fruit measure less than 1/2 inch wide and just under 2 inches long. We've grown Ascent in our trials for several seasons, and it's proven to be the most productive Thai pepper each year.
Also available as a plant.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 35 seeds per 1/4 gram.
  • PP702/S
  • 1/4 gram
  • $3.65

  • PP702/P
  • 2 grams
  • $6.55

  • PP702/B
  • 1/2 oz
  • $18.50
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  • Customer Reviews (5)
Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/4 gramFertilizer Needs
70-90°F8-251/4"65°F12-18"24-30"70%2 years≈ 35High


Capsicum annuum Our wide array of fabulous peppers, both sweet and hot, offers one of the richest sources of nutrients in the plant kingdom. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which revs up your metabolism and reduces general inflammation in the body.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting and reflect edible green fruit.

Culture
• Peppers are warm season annuals that grow best in composted, well-drained soils with a pH of 5.5-6.8
• Extra calcium and phosphorus are needed for highest yields
• Plants perform best when grown in raised beds and covered with plastic mulch
• Row cover young plants, remove after blossoms form
• Peppers grow slowly in cool soils; do not transplant before weather has stabilized
• Peppers set fruit best between 65-85°F

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Start seeds in trays 8-10 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Once seedlings have 2 sets of true leaves, up-pot to a 4 inch pot
• Use 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost around each plant
• Fertilize with Age Old Bloom when plants begin to flower

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles, aphids
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row covers
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Peppers are generally fully ripe and have the most flavor and vitamins when they turn red, yellow, purple, or orange
• Store at 45-55°F and 95% relative humidity

KEY TO PEPPER DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
PeMV | Pepper Mottle Virus
PVY* | Potato Y potyvirus
TEV | Tobacco Etch Virus
TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV* | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Great for crushing
Jul 31, 2017  |  By Mike Baustert
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I have 5 of these little diablo's this season. The plants are very productive and attractive. I have dried the peppers after they turn red and crush in a food processor. Makes great crushed red pepper flakes for many recipes.
Hot, hot, hot!
Sep 16, 2016  |  By Karen
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These little peppers are really HOT! This was one of 3 varieties of plant I bought this spring. It's a pretty plant and loaded with peppers. Just now beginning to turn red here in Maine.
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Jul 28, 2016  |  By Carole Kessler
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I wrote my review too early! Indeed the peppers turn a bit purple but then transform into a brilliant red/orange. Such flavor and they are HOT - we love them.
Carole in NM
Jul 21, 2016  |  By Carole Kessler
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My Ascent peppers are turning dark purple. No sign of red yet. Ate one green: no heat, off flavour. Will wait till middle of August to make a final decision.
Very good producer
Jan 29, 2013  |  By David Story
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I grew six of these last season. They produced very early and continued late into the season. It is a beautiful plant and would be wonderful as an ornamental. The only thing that I didn't care for was the flavor of the pepper. When allowed to ripen they take on a strange, almost mold flavor. They do produce the heat though!