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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.

These spray stem florist-types have large double flowers, closely spaced on the 60 to 75 cm ( 24 to 30 in) stems. This full blooming spray stem makes it very desirable in bouquets well as in the growing CB business. An excellent choice for high-end flower decoration. This series is suitable for field production.

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  • Crop Time

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

  • Planting Density

    120 plants/sq-m.net (12 plants/. sq-ft.net).

  • Pre-planting

    Soil: Well drained, loose soil at least 25 cm (10. in.) deep. Avoid any hard packed soil.
    PH: 5.0 to 6.0.
    Netting: One level of support netting 4 x 8 in. (15 x 20. cm) is recommended.

  • 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 waterings, the more mature the plants are, the dryer you can go. In the end you must go a little dryer in order to get a stronger stem and a better flower form.

  • Fertilization

    Begin fertilization one week after transplanting and continue fertilizing until the end of the crop time.
    Use: N: 100-120 ppm, K: 120-150 ppm, Ca: 120-180 ppm. 2.0 mS/cm (1:2 extraction) and pH at 5.8 to 6.5.

  • Harvest

    Hydrate while harvesting on the field. Stems can be harvested when 35% to 50% of the 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
    Caterpillars and Thrips sp
    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 Chanter Series
    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.
  • 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.

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