Scientific Name: Matthiola incana
Common Name: Northern Greenhouse Selectable Matthiola (Stock)
Cultivation Type: Greenhouse, High Tunnel
Planting Density: 64 plants/sq. meter (6 plants/sq. foot).
Flower Color (primary): Red
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Opera is a seedling selectable type matthiola, resulting in maximum yield. It is best for production under moderate temperatures and light levels.
Stem Length: 81cm (32")
Harvest Recommendation: Harvest when 3-5 florets have opened.
Post-Harvest Recommendation: Matthiola are sensitive to ethylene; it is recommended to treat with an ethylene-inhibiting product. Hydrate and store in a cooler at 1-3°C (34-38°F) in commercial floral holding solution at the manufacturer recommended rates.
Vase Life Recommendation: 5-8 days