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Mar 29, 2023  Week: 13

Opera Francesca Matthiola

    Opera Francesca Bloom

    Opera Francesca Single Stem, White Background

    Opera Francesca FloretShot, White Background

    Opera Francesca Grower Bunch

Grower Information:

Scientific Name: Matthiola incana

Common Name: Northern Greenhouse Selectable Matthiola (Stock)

Propagation Method: Seed

Form Supplied As: Raw

Cultivation Type: Greenhouse, High Tunnel

Planting Density: 64 plants/sq. meter (6 plants/sq. foot).

Usage: Line

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

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