Ball SB Colombia


Stocks are an old-time favorite that has never gone out of style. The new Stock Spray Chanter combines all the desirable characteristics of the standard stock, but it has been bred to suit the bouquet market, since one stem can make a bouquet on its own due to its branching habitat, strong and tall stems.

The outstanding characteristics, such as sweet fragrance, bright and solid colors plus the branching habit with all the flowers blooming on top, make it very desirable in the growing bouquet business. Excellent choice for flower bouquets!


  • Crop Time

    13 weeks. Crop time is dependent on day length and light intensity. As a general guide, with day length of 13 hours or more, the cropping time will be 10 weeks. Shorter days will slow down the crop time, depending on the temperature, to 15 weeks.

  • Planting Density

    100 plants/ (12 plants/.

  • Pre-planting

    Soil: Well surfaced, loose soil with no clusters. At least 25 cm (10 in.) deep.
    PH: 5.0 to 6.0.
    Netting: One level of support netting 15x20 cm (4x6 in.).

  • Pinch

    Week 8 to 9 (to even up the spray).

  • Irrigation

    Begin production with overhead irrigation, then switch to drip irrigation one (1) week following transplant.
    Keep at field capacity on the first four (4) weeks, this depending on climatic conditions. Allow to dry slightly between watering.

  • Fertilization

    Begin fertilization one week after transplanting and continue fertilizing until the end of the crop time.
    When it is sown on a rotation program with crops that are heavily fertilized, i.e carnations, there is no need to fertilize.
    Apply Potassium Nitrate starting on week 6 to improve the floral spike. - EC: 1.4

  • Harvest

    Cut stems when 3 flowers are open, depending on your market demand.

  • PostHarvest treatment

    Hydrate during harvest on the field. Floral preservatives are useful in extending vase life. Use STS for 2 hours and then use a bactericide solution for at least 8 hours before going to cooler.
    Stems should be precooled prior to shipping.

  • Pests & Diseases

    Leaf Miner, Sclerotinia sp, Caterpillars and thrips, Downy Mildew, Root Rots, Bacteria Blight, Botrytis sp, Pythium sp, Fusarium sp, Xanthomonas sp

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Other Stock (Matthiola)- Spray varieties(2)
  • Variedad Quartet
    Stocks are an old-time favorite that has never gone out of style. This new Stock Katz was named in memory of Mr. Philip Katz, who for many years promoted the Ball cut flower genetics. Has the shortest cropping time of all commercial varieties allowing for an extra crop in certain areas. Long and free spike.
  • Variedad Spark Series
    Stocks are an old-time favorite that has never gone out of style. The Spark Spray Stock combines all the great desirable characteristics of the spray stock, such as sweet fragrance, bright and solid colors plus an amazing full flower spray habitat, in which all flowers open on top. Yields 98% double flowers.

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